"Nothing has changed despite what you may read in the media or watch on TV".
"As we've said many times before, I know the president has, as I have from this podium on quite a few occasions, we're never going to say in advance what the president's going to do".
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During a meeting with military leaders Thursday afternoon, Trump said his administration was focused on "challenges that we really should have taken care of a long time ago, like North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, [the Islamic State militant group], and the revisionist powers that threaten our interests all around the world".
This triggered another pressing question by a reporter: "North Korea?"
Maybe, the president keeps coyly suggesting that he's on the brink of starting a major war - while refusing to offer the public any further details - for a compelling national security reason; one so compelling, it is worth the risk of spooking a nuclear-weapons state into launching a preemptive attack on Seoul.
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The next day, when one of the intermediaries complained about the harm that Trump's speech had caused, the President glibly explained that he liked to "zigzag" in charting his foreign policy, the source said.
"We see a problem with any stories that are inaccurate or untruthful being presented to the American people as facts", she said. "When we don't, I think that's troubling for all of us".More news: Jaguars vs. Steelers: Highlights, game tracker and more
"The places I come from, we don't deal with that kind of petty nonsense, and it's meant to do nothing but divide people", he said. "He's been very clear that that's his number one priority, and if he feels that action is necessary, he'll take it".