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Trump: I Was 'Handed a Mess' With NKorea

Trump: I Was 'Handed a Mess' With NKorea
President Donald Trump (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 07 October 2017 09:39 PM

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was "handed a mess" with North Korea and that he wanted to try a new Mideast peace plan before moving the U.S. Embassy, while slamming the "fake news" media for its coverage of his visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

"I was handed a mess," Trump told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on his new show on Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Trump said that former Democratic President Bill Clinton "gave billions of dollars and billions more" after the U.S. signed an agreement that would freeze Pyongyang's nuclear plant program in 1994.

"I think this is one is the worse of the group," Trump said of current dictator Kim Jong Un.

"Should have been handled 25 years ago, 10 years ago," he told Huckabee. "Should have been handled during the Obama administration — and the truth is, Mike, I was handed a mess."

Huckabee and Trump discussed a wide range of foreign and domestic issues in their interview, taped Friday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

The former governor, who squared off against Trump during the Republican primary race, hosts his weekly show from TBN studios outside Nashville.

Regarding the Mideast, Trump said that his administration was working on a new peace plan for considering moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"We are working on a plan — the toughest deal of all, peace between Israel and the Palestinians," Trump said. "It's possible it won't, to be honest.

"Most people say it's an impossible deal.

"I don't think it's impossible, but I want to give that a shot before moving the embassy to Jerusalem."

On Iraq, President Trump said that "if up to me, I wouldn't have gone to Iraq.

"That was a truly big mistake in the history of our country.

"It was like throwing a rock in the hornet's nest," Trump said, adding that former President Barack Obama "should never have gotten out the way — and that's how ISIS was formed."

Turning to domestic issues, Trump touted his tax-reform blueprint — "we are going to have more money to spend" — telling Huckabee that he would prefer to have the plan passed uniformly and not piecemeal.

"Cut it down to middle-income people and working people," he said. "To do that and for businesses is easier, but I would like to do as one."

He also praised first-responders and law enforcement in Sunday's massacre in Las Vegas and bashed the media for its coverage of his Puerto Rico visit on Tuesday.

President Trump visited Las Vegas on Wednesday, telling Huckabee how he was heartened by a victim who insisted on standing when he entered his room, despite being shot in the leg.

"I was so honored that this young man got up," he said. "His leg was in bad shape, but he refused to lay down in the bed.

"The job they have done out there has been really incredible," he said of authorities.
 

Regarding the Puerto Rico coverage, Trump said: "It's fake news, nothing else you can say about it.

"I went to Puerto Rico, and came back and had an incredible day."

He said that Democratic Gov. Ricardo Rossello and other local officials praised "the work we have done."

"We weren't favored by the media," he added. "We did a great job.

"I am here, and I ask myself, 'How did I get here with the horrible, unfair publicity?'" Trump said.

"I don't mind, if it's fair. If I do something bad, treat me badly — and it should be fair."

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President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was "handed a mess" with North Korea and that he wanted to try a new Mideast peace plan before moving the U.S. Embassy, while slamming the "fake news" media for its coverage of his visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico."I was..
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