Donald Trump Admits He Thought Being President "Would Be Easier"
In an interview with the Reuters news agency to celebrate his 100 days in office, Mr. Trump said that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible and that the U.S. was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia.
Tomorrow will be the 100th day President Trump has been in office. The president gave an interview to Reuters to explain what defined the beginning of the 45th presidency. These are the highlights:
On the presidency:
“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier. You’re really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere. I like to drive. I can’t drive any more.”
On North Korea:
“There’s a chance that we could end up having a major, major, conflict with North Korea, absolutely.”
Q: Is that your biggest global worry at this point?
“Yes, I would say that’s true, yes ... North Korea would be certainly that.”
“We can’t let them come over here. I have to say, there is an end. And it has to be humiliation. There is an end. Otherwise it’s really tough. But there is an end. We are really eradicating some very bad people. When you take a look at what’s going on with the cutting off of the heads. We haven’t seen that since medieval times. Right?”
“You know I was really ready and psyched to terminate Nafta. You saw that, you wrote about it. And I said I’ve had it. I’ve had it ... I’m not looking to hurt Canada and I’m not looking to hurt Mexico. They’re two countries I really like. So they asked to renegotiate, and I said yes.
On peace in the Middle East:
“It’s a possibility, we’re talking to both. It’s a possibility, but I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians. There is no reason there’s not peace between Israel and the Palestinians – none whatsoever.”