North Korea expert Gordon Chang told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that the drop was a direct message to North Korean leader.
Asked about the dropping of the so-called “Mother of All Bombs” in Afghanistan Thursday, President Trump confirmed that he had given the military “total authorization” to do so.
After he called the boming “another successful event,” a reporter asked Trump if the bombing was a message to North Korea, but the President played coy with his answer.
“I don’t know if this sends a message. It doesn’t make any difference if it does or not,” Trump said.
“North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of,” the President said.
After watching this segment, North Korea expert Gordon Chang told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that the drop was a direct message to North Korean leader.
Chang noted that the weapon was especially effective against tunnels, and that the government is capable of moving “a large part of the North Korean military” underground.
Raising the possibility of a decapatation strike against the Kim regime, Chang recounted that Kim Jong-il “spent six weeks underground” due to concerns that the Bush administration would eliminate him.
The drop was the Trump administration’s effort to “unnerve” the North Korean leader, according to Chang.
“This guy’s worried about Donald J. Trump,” Chang said.
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