Just last month marked 64 years since the end of the Korean War when the us came to the aid of South Korea after it was invaded by the north. "And if anything happens to Guam, there's gonna be big, big trouble in North Korea".
Located right next to Guam is the Northern Mariana Islands.
And it said that only absolute force can work with him.
Despite Trump's blustery warning of "fire and fury," which he amplified further in comments to reporters Thursday, warships are not known to be moving toward the Korean peninsula, a tactic deliberately publicized during previous tense times to signal US resolve.
CARDIN: Well, I - yes, absolutely, because what we need to do is get North Korea to negotiate a freeze of their program and ultimately, the elimination of their nuclear weapon program. So we have very little intelligence and data about this closed regime.
"I support peace, I support safety, and I support having to get very tough if we have to protect America or our allies", said Trump.
Other foreign leaders raised questions about whether there was a military option in North Korea.
As the world digested the president's remarks on Tuesday threatening to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea, Trump said in a tweet Wednesday, "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal".
"We need fewer fiery words and bombastic tweets from the president and his cable TV surrogates and more effort to work with our worldwide partners to expand missile defenses and deterrence and create a strategy to roll back North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs".
He said the United States remained open to negotiations and once again suggested that he expected China to do more to bring North Korea into line. Kim also added Trump was "extremely getting on the nerves" of North Korean soldiers with comments that showed his "senility".
"I think China can do a lot more". They could lob chemical weapons into South Korea where 150,000 Americans live as well as multiple U.S. bases and over 2 million South Koreans in Seoul alone.
Can you describe the nature of this protocol and how the use of nuclear weapons would be carried out in practice?
Trump's rhetoric and North Korea's response have unsettled powers in the Asia-Pacific region, with some scrambling to respond to the escalation of tensions. "I said for reporters to force our chief diplomat, the awesome Rex Tillerson, to give details of military options is nonsensical". "We're going to save a lot of money".
The current standoff and the Cuban one more than a half century ago, however, differ in almost all important respects but one - both featured new presidents being tested by a high-stakes confrontation involving nuclear weapons.
ZELDIN: Thank you. Good morning.