President Donald Trump seems to be growing from strength to strength in the face of the various uproars following his election as the 45th president of the United States. Don't forget there are ongoing investigations about Mr. Trump's collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 US presidential election. But in all that, it looks like Mr. Trump has won a bit of admiration from both his estranged party men and even within the opposition circles that might help temper justice with mercy and let the altercation outfalls of the Russian influence, be laid to rest, so the gaffe-prone Mr. Trump gets on with the job.
Just a few days ago President Trump took an unexpected action against President al-Assad of Syria and his Russian backers, following the reported use of chemical weapon on his people, an action former president Barack Obama could not muster the courage to take and which has since earned the former businessman turned president, national and international admirations.
As a top-up to the last week airstrikes, there could yet be another political victory for President Donald Trump, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that the Chinese president agreed that action must be taken on North Korea, after his meeting with Trump in Florida over the weekend.
North Korea have tested nuclear weapons the last couple of months and even boasted being able to hit the U.S mainland soon.
Donald Trump before Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit talked tough about his meeting with the Asian leader in order to reach an agreement that'll favor American trade and reach a compromise on the North Korean situation.
Rex Tillerson has now revealed that China has agreed that action is necessary on North Korea and now U.S Navy strike groups are now sailing towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula and attack North Korea if necessary.
Donald Trump early this year said as long as he is president North Korea will never deploy a nuclear missile towards the United States and it seems he is making headway with that promise, as a co-operative China (responsible for 80% of North Korea's trade income) will only make it easier to deal with North Korea and it's dictator Kim Jong Un.
Tillerson told CBS’s Face the Nation, “They had extensive discussions around the dangerous situation in North Korea”.“President Xi clearly understands, and I think agrees, that the situation has intensified and has reached a certain level of threat that action has to be taken,” ''There is a shared view and no disagreement as to how dangerous the situation has become”.
In view of the regional threat now posed by North Korean missile tests and nuclear ambitions, he said, the Chinese “do not believe the conditions are right today to engage in discussions with the government in Pyongyang”.
“We’re hopeful,that we can work together with the Chinese to change the conditions in the minds of the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] leadership. And then, at that point, perhaps discussions may be useful.
“But I think there’s a shared view and no disagreement as to how dangerous the situation has become. And I think even China is beginning to recognise that this presents a threat to even to China’s interests as well.”
The United States' Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, has been redirected from Singapore to the western Pacific near the Korean peninsula.
US Pacific Command ordered the Carl Vinson strike group north as a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the western Pacific,” said Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman at US Pacific Command.
“The No 1 threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilising programme of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability,”