Donald Trump warns North Korea: ‘They gotta behave’

  • US President has warned North Korea to ‘behave’ after the failed missile launching on Sunday
  • Trump also did not say much as to what would be his next step
  • Meanwhile, US Vice President Mike Pence told NoKor not to test Trump’s patience over its ‘nuclear ambitions’

Amid the rising tension in the Korean Peninsula over the past few days, US President Donald Trump has a very short but stern message for North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-un.

At the sidelines of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, Trump was asked for his reaction on North Korea’s failed missile launch ordered by Kim on Sunday.

“They gotta behave,” Trump said simply.

When pressed for comments by ABC News about his next step, the US leader again had this to say: “You’ll see.”

Despite the unpredictability of Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, who is currently in South Korea visiting the Demilitarized Zone near the border of two Koreas, said Kim Jong-un should do better than test the patience of Trump and the US over its ‘nuclear ambitions’.

“The era of strategic patience is over,” said Pence. “North Korea would do well not to test his resolve — or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”

This was echoed by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a press briefing on Monday; adding that what Trump recently did in Syria should be enough proof of his ‘decisive action’.

“He holds his cards close to the vest. I think you’re not going to see him telegraphing how he’s going to respond to any military or other situation going forward. That’s just something he believes has not served us well in the past,” Spice told reporters.

“So I don’t think that you’re going to see the president drawing red lines in the sand. I think the action that he took in Syria shows that when appropriate, this president will take decisive action,” the White House official added.