Trump says North Korean missile launches could be bid for attention
President Trump said in Japan Monday he has a different view than his national security adviser, John R. Bolton, about North Korea’s recent missile tests, saying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might simply be seeking attention.
At a press conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr. Trump was asked about Mr. Bolton’s assertion that North Korea’s recent short-range missile launches violated U.N. Security Council resolutions.
“I view it differently,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “Perhaps he [Mr. Kim] wants to get attention and perhaps not. Who knows?”