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Trump says US military ready if North Korea’s Kim acts foolishly

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President Donald Trump, speaking on Thursday after canceling a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said the US military stood ready if Kim were to take any “foolish” action.

American forces are “ready if necessary,” Trump said at a White House bill signing event.

“Hopefully positive things will be taking place with respect to the future of North Korea,” he said. “But if they don’t, we are more ready than we have ever been before.”

“In the meantime, our very strong sanctions, by far the strongest sanctions ever imposed, and maximum pressure campaign will continue,” Trump added.