“I am calling on Congress to end the defense sequester once and for all”, Trump told military personnel at Joint Base Andrews in the US state of Maryland who were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the US Air force.
Speaking at Joint Base-Andrews in Camp Springs, Md., Trump said the Air Force “are the ones that own the sky” and have for almost a quarter-century.
“After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming”, Trump said inside an airplane hangar, surrounded by U.S. airmen and with a looming stealth bomber positioned behind him.
“We crave adventure and achievement, exploration and enlightenment”, Trump said of Americans and their military.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with military families and watched an air show demonstration at the base that serves as the home of Air Force One, the presidential plane.
After the speech, the president and first lady were expected to depart the base for New Jersey, where they will stay at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.
“For those who have said, and been commenting about a lack of a military option, there is a military option”, McMaster said. “Now it is not what we would prefer to do”.
The missile was launched at 6.23am local time on Friday morning from Pyongyang airport, landing approximately 2,000km east of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
North Korea fired the intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan that landed in the Pacific, responding to new United Nations sanctions with its furthest-ever missile flight.
The Security Council passed its most stringent package of sanctions against North Korea yet on Monday, in response to claims by the nuclear power that it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
“I don’t think I’ve ever shaken my husband’s hand before in my life”, one viewer said.