Trump’s 1999 interview on N. Korea resurfaces

An interview President Trump did in 1999 about North Korea’s nuclear program has resurfaced amid the Trump administration’s heightened tensions with Pyongyang.

The interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” features Trump before his entry into political campaigning speaking with host Tim Russert. Trump at the time argued that the United States must stop North Korea sooner rather than later.

“First, I negotiate. I would negotiate like crazy. And I’d make sure that we tried to get the best deal possible,” Trump told Russert.

“Now, if that negotiation doesn’t work, you better solve the problem now than solve it later, Tim. And you know it. And every politician knows it. And nobody wants to talk about it,” Trump said.

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