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TIMELINE: North Korea’s ICBM Test, Trump’s Response

North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missle (ICBM) for the first time on Monday night. Catch up on how this crisis is unfolding, with NTK Network.

South Korea test

North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which may be able to reach the United States, for the first time on Monday night.

NTK Network has created a timeline so you can catch up on breaking developments quick.

July 3

  • Evening ET: Hours before Independence Day in America, North Korea launches a ballistic missile that flies 578 miles
  • 10:19pm ET: @realDonaldTrump tweets: “North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea…..”
  • 10:24pm ET: @realDonaldTrump continues: “….and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!”

July 4

July 5

  • 5:30am ET: North Korea doubles down on its inflammatory rhetoric, as Kim Jong-un suggests he’ll continue to test ICBMs and send “gift packages” to the “Yankees” in America
  • 7:14am ET: @realDonaldTrump tweets: “The United States made some of the worst Trade Deals in world history.Why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us?”
  • 7:21am ET: @realDonaldTrump continues: “Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!”

July 7-8

Stay with NTK Network as the story develops.