Trump escalates threat to DPRK

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Added On August 11, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has escalated his threat to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying maybe his previous warning "wasn't tough enough." 
 
World News has the details. 
 
Trump made the remarks on Thursday in his golf resort in New Jersey. 
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): DONALD TRUMP, U.S. President 
"Frankly, the people that were questioning that statement, was it too tough? Maybe it wasn't tough enough. They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years. And it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of other countries. So, if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough." 
 
Despite the harsh rhetoric, Trump offered assurance to the public, saying that the American people "should be very comfortable." 
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): DONALD TRUMP, U.S. President 
"If North Korea (DPRK) does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous. I'll tell you what. And they should be very nervous, because things will happen to them like they never thought possible." 
 
On Tuesday, Trump issued a controversial warning to the DPRK that appeared to threaten a nuclear war with the Asian country. 
 
He said the DPRK "best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."
 
In response, the DPRK warned of preemptive strikes against the U.S. military base of Guam in the Pacific. 
 
Following the exchange of fierce rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday played down the threat from the DPRK, telling Americans to "sleep well at night."