BREAKING: Trump To Hit North Korea With His CPAC Speech!
President Trump will announce "massive" sanctions against North Korea today during his CPAC speech.
From Fox News:
President Trump plans to unveil a “massive” new set of sanctions against North Korea on Friday, an administration official told Fox News.
The president plans to make the announcement during his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington.
Trump is set to speak shortly after 10 a.m. ET.
The announcement follows Vice President Pence's trip to South Korea for the opening of the Olympic Winter Games, where he sat just seats away from Kim Jong Un's sister.
Speaking at CPAC on Thursday, Pence made clear the U.S. continues to take a firm stance against Pyongyang's nuclear program and the regime.
“I say the United States of America doesn’t stand with murderous dictatorships, we stand up to murderous dictatorships, and we will keep standing strong until North Korea stops threatening our country, our allies or until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missiles once and for all,” Pence said.
The vice president also slammed the media for its at-times positive coverage of the North Korean dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong.
UPDATE: Vice President's Office Confirms Intended North Korea Meeting!
The office of the vice president has confirmed that a meeting was supposed to occur between Vice President Pence and North Korean delegates at the Winter Olympics.
Chief of staff to the Vice President, Nick Ayers, had this to say:
“North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the Vice President softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics. Instead, the Vice President met with defectors who escaped tyranny, hosted Fred Warmbier whose son was essentially murdered by North Korea, pointed out their atrocious record on human rights and enslavement of hundreds of thousands of their people, spoke about their hostile plans with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and announced a new round of tough economic sanctions were on the way. North Korea would have strongly preferred the Vice President not use the world stage to call attention to those absolute facts or to display our strong alliance with those committed to the maximum pressure campaign But as we’ve said from day one about the trip: this administration will stand in the way of Kim’s desire to whitewash their murderous regime with nice photo ops at the Olympics. Perhaps that’s why they walked away from a meeting or perhaps they were never sincere about sitting down.” Nick Ayers, Chief of Staff to the Vice President
The North Korean defector that President Trump acknowledged during the SOTU, has broken his silence and tells his own story.
Ji Seong-ho calls North Korea the "Kingdom of evil", and risked it all to live just one day in freedom.
foxnews.com reports: A 35-year-old defector is the new human face of the horrors in North Korea.
Ji Seong-ho fled torture and starvation in North Korea in a remarkable escape story. Now he is the Trump’s administration’s newest weapon in its war of words against North Korea.
“North Korea is the kingdom of evil,” he told Fox News in a rare interview.
Ji was singled out by President Trump in his State of Union address last month. He was seen defiantly holding up his crutches. He lost a leg and a hand in an accident in 1996 struggling to stay alive in North Korea.
Ten years later, when famine, hardship and persecution were too unbearable, he swam to freedom, crossing a river from North Korea to China, almost drowning in the process.
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What North Korea Said About Pence is Laughable!
Vice President Pence took a hard stance against North Korea during his time at the Winter Olympics, refusing to cater to their propaganda.
North Korea now says that Pence was too afraid to face them.
washingtonexaminer.com reports: Vice President Mike Pence is being mocked in North Korean media for his refusal to interact with the North Korean delegation at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
A commentary piece published in the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling party, Rodong Sinmun, said Pence "didn't dare look at our high-level delegation."
"How could he possibly face our cheerful delegation?" the piece from an individual contributor added, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
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