FLASHBACK: Trump in 1999: North Korea Will “Play Ball” If Spoken Too “Correctly”


In a 1999 interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer addressing North Korea’s ambition to develop nuclear weapons, Donald Trump declared emphatically that “if spoken to correctly, North Korea will play ball.”

Trump said he was concerned about North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and that the US shouldn’t rule out any options, including a possible military strike, in order to keep Pyongyang in check.