“If There Is Going To Be A War, It’s Going To Be Over There”
Senator Lindsey Graham said that during an interview President Trump “told him” the United States was prepared to destroy “North Korea’s weapons program and North Korea itself” should Kim Jong Un continue to test intercontinental ballistic missiles.
According to hannity.com, he made the “provocative” comments while speaking with NBC’s ‘Today’ show, saying the President personally told him the United States was prepared to go to war with the communist nation over its continued weapons programs.
“President Trump has said I will not allow them to get an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top to hit America. They are headed that way. The only way they are going to change is if they believe there is a credible threat of military force on the table,” said Graham.
The Senator warned that if war broke out on the Korean peninsula, it would not just end the North’s nuclear and missile programs, but the regime entirely.
“There is a military option to destroy North Korea’s program and North Korea itself. He is not going to allow […] the ability of this madman to have a missile to hit America,” said the Senator.
“If there’s going to be a war to stop him, it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die here. And he has told me that to my face. And that may be provocative, but not really,” he added. “When you’re president of the United States, where does your allegiance lie? To the people of the United States. This man Kim Jong Un is threatening America with a nuclear-tipped missile.”