Over the past few days, tensions between the United States and North Korea have spiked dramatically, leading to much talk about whether the two nations are on the verge of going to war.
Many people have been wondering just how the United States let North Korea get this far, and White House Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka put the blame squarely at the feet of former President Bill Clinton and former President Barack Obama, The Daily Caller reported.
Gorka was being interviewed by CBN when he made those accusations. The news station played a clip of President Donald Trump discussing the North Korea situation back in 1999, saying that the United States should do something about the regime before it became too much of a threat.
“The president saw the price of appeasement which happened afterwards during the Clinton administration and then during the Obama administration, and today we are paying the price of that appeasement of Pyongyang,” Gorka said after the clip was played.
He is absolutely right. While North Korea’s missile and nuclear program has become a serious threat under Trump, it is not because Trump hasn’t done anything.
North Korea didn’t suddenly master ICBM and nuclear technology in the eight months Trump has been in office — this took them decades to do.