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Sen. Graham: ‘Trump says there could be war with North Korea, and the blood will be shed there, not in US’

August 01, 2017

President Donald Trump says there will be war with North Korea over missiles, especially if North Korea continues to aim intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at the U.S., according to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Graham appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show on Tuesday and said Trump “[…] has told me that. I believe him. If I were China, I would believe him, too, and do something about it.”

The president will not allow Kim Jong Un to “hit America” with an ICBM, Graham said.

“If there’s going to be a war to stop [Kim Jong Un], it will be over there [on the Korean Peninsula]. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die here. And he has told me that to my face,” Graham said.

“And that may be provocative, but not really,” the senator added. “When you’re president of the United States, where does your allegiance lie? To the people of the United States.”

North Korea recently launched a second ICBM in July, which landed in the Sea of Japan but experts say could have reached as far as New York City, based on how long it flew and distance travelled.

On the eve of July Fourth, North Korea successfully tested its first Hwasong-14 missile, and Kim Jong Un reportedly said there are more “gifts” for the “American bastards.”