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Trump Recognizes North Korean Defector Attending State of the Union

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    President Trump Details North Korean Threat

    President Trump spoke of the dangers of North Korea's nuclear missile program, and told the story of a North Korean defector, during his State of the Union speech.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018)

    President Donald Trump says his administration is waging a "maximum pressure" campaign to prevent North Korea's "reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles" from threatening the U.S. homeland.

    Trump says that threat could be a reality soon. He says past U.S. experience with North Korea shows that "complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation."

    Trump praised Ji Seong-ho, who attended the State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Ji was born in North Korea and lost limbs in a train accident before defecting to South Korea, where he helps other defectors. Trump says his "great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all."

    Trump acknowledged the parents of American college student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after being released from detention in North Korea.

    Trump: Military 'Ready if Necessary' to Respond to N. Korea

    [NATL] Trump Says Military is 'Ready if Necessary' to Respond to N. Korea

    Moments after the White House sent a letter to North Korea canceling a planned U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, President Donald Trump said the United States military was ready to respond to "foolish or reckless acts" from North Korea, claiming that South Korea and Japan will pay for the cost.

    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)