In 1999, President Trump went on Meet the Press and spoke with Tim Russert about allowing North Korea to have nuclear capabilities.
“I’m saying that we have to do something to stop [them],” Trump said. “Do you want to do it in five years when they have warheads all over the place, every one of them pointing to New York City, to Washington and every one of us is that when you want to do it, or do you want to do something now? You’d better do it now. And if they think you’re serious deal with lots of people if they think you’re serious, they’ll negotiate and it’ll never come to that.”