Presidents Obama, Clinton were 'outplayed' by North Korea

Posted April 19, 2017

Instead, he said the results of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping's summit at Mar-a-Lago earlier this month "are paying off".

Trump's decision to launch a missile strike against Syria, a Russian ally, drop a giant bomb on Afghanistan, and stick with Obama-era policies on Crimea, mean Russian hopes of him befriending the Kremlin have been on the slide for a while.

Do you remember when George W. Bush declared North Korea part of the axis of evil and he said "The United States of America will not permit the world's most unsafe regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons".

Trump appears to be attempting to pressure North Korea into abandoning their nuclear programme alongside China, Japan and South Korea.

"I issue a clear warning to the Kim Jong-un regime of North Korea", Ahn said. He did acknowledge that Kiselyov's "position is close, but not every time".

According to Kiselyov, there is some overlap between the behavior and personality of the two world leaders.

In a press briefing Monday, Spicer said, "I don't think that you're going to see the president drawing red lines in the sand, but I think that the action that he took in Syria shows that, when appropriate, this president will take decisive action".

Other state-controlled and pro-Kremlin media have walked back their initial euphoria for Trump in recent weeks too, but Kiselyov tends to set the tone for everyone else and his intervention is the most robust on Trump yet.

"Donald Trump's aggressive behavior has resurrected distrust and ill-will towards America, something that has characterized Russian society for the last two decades", continued Fedorov. But Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has emphasized that it would be both unwise - and illegal, under worldwide law - for the United States to use unilateral force against Pyongyang.

President Trump slammed former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama for telegraphing plans instead of catching foreign leaders off guard, saying, "I'm not like other administrations".

Trump, he says, "doesn't intend to use the US military to effect regime change in Syria, which is completely consistent with everything he said during the course of his campaign, not just about Syria, but about other countries".