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Lewandowski: NKorea Backing Down Because of Trump's Tough Talk

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By    |   Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:13 AM

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager said Tuesday he's not surprised at all that North Korea appears to be backing down from its threats to attack Guam, considering the president's tough stand against the Asian country's growing aggressions.

"What we have seen from previous administrations for 30 years is trying to coddle North Korea, trying to work with them," Lewandowski told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "What this president said was 'you don't want to mess with me.'"

Defense Secretary James Mattis was also very clear that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, it would be a "declaration of war," said Lewandowski.

"We are the world's greatest superpower," said Lewandowski. "The president of the United States was very clear that if North Korea tries to do something against the United States, he will react swiftly and decisively, and it will be complete annihilation."

Lewandowski on Tuesday also defended Trump's statements on Charlottesville, after people criticized him for waiting until Monday to specify hate groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis.

"The president has been very clear that he is not in this to please the media; he is in it to serve the American people," said Lewandowski. "The fact that lives were lost down in Charlottesville was a terrible tragedy. There is no place in civilized society for this."

Trump "condemned this in the very strongest terms humanly possible," said Lewandowski, but the mainstream media and liberals don't want to give the president the credit that he deserves..

"The president was very forceful the day that this happened," said Lewandowski. "He came out and made another statement about this from Washington, D.C. yesterday, and they still don't want to give him the credit because that's not the narrative that they want to have on the president."

And even though Trump added to his statements, "the fake news" won't give him credit. "If this was anybody else, they would be praising the president for his swift answer on Saturday when it happened and the follow-up yesterday when he went out again and criticized this disgusting, terrible display of anti-semitism that should have never taken place."

Actions such as what happened in Charlottesville, on either side, should not be considered acceptable, said Lewandosk.

"There is no place in civilized society for any kind of this hatred," he said. "I think what the president was trying to say was it's not acceptable on the alt left. It's not acceptable on the alt right. It's not acceptable anywhere in a civilized society."

There were also a number of arrests on Trump's inauguration day, Lewandowski pointed out.

"I don't understand why people continue to destroy buildings," said Lewandowski. "It has nothing to do with overturned cars, lighting things on fire," said Lewandowski. "When people take matters into their own hands and decide to rip down statues or destroy things, personal property or public property because they think it's the right thing to do, that's called vandalism."

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President Donald Trump's former campaign manager said Tuesday he's not surprised at all that North Korea appears to be backing down from its threats to attack Guam, considering the president's tough stand against the Asian country's growing aggressions.
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