April 19, 2017
New York, NY – Claire Hardwick, OAN Political Correspondent
While President Trump said he is working with China on the North Korean problem, Gordon Chang said the president will have to play a strong hand in order to reverse years of failed foreign policy.
Gordon Chang, author of the book ‘Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World,’ said President Trump was given a very difficult situation when it comes to North Korea.
He said President Obama’s failed policy of strategic patience towards North Korea gave them the space they needed to develop long-range missiles and nuclear weapons.
But President Trump gave the North Koreans a clear signal that his foreign policy would be very different than his predecessor’s.
“I think the North Koreans now understand that our president has a low threshold for using force, because it was not just the missile strike on the Syrian airfield, it was also the use of the mother of all bombs on that underground facility in Afghanistan,” Chang said.
Chang said that President Trump will also have to work with China, because China has deep ties to North Korea.