Donald Trump has definitely had some strange ideas about foreign policy, but perhaps the weirdest and most shocking suggested by the candidate at the debate was that China invade North Korea, to “solve that problem for us.” This is a candidate that has been railing against China and calling them every name in the book since he started his campaign.
Also suggested was involving Iran to keep North Korea from gaining nuclear weapons.
At the same time, we have to be prepared. I can’t take anything off the table. Because you look at some of these countries, you look at North Korea, we’re doing nothing there. China should solve that problem for us. China should go into North Korea. China is totally powerful as it relates to North Korea.
And by the way, another one powerful is the worst deal I think I’ve ever seen negotiated that you started is the Iran deal. Iran is one of their biggest trading partners. Iran has power over North Korea.
And when they made that horrible deal with Iran, they should have included the fact that they do something with respect to North Korea. And they should have done something with respect to Yemen and all these other places.
While there was a lot of hand wringing by the media concerning Donald Trump’s admittedly repugnant fat shaming of a woman during the (Bill) Clinton Administration, little has been made of his suggestion that China invade a sovereign nation, no matter how rambunctious that sovereign nation may be.
Donald Trump may also be forgetting that if China invaded North Korea that would bring them right to the DMZ at the border between the Koreas, where 28,000 American troops have remained since 1953 when the armistice was signed. No peace treaty has been signed, and technically the US is still at war with North Korea.
China responded to Trump’s remarks. “China has been making unremitting efforts with all sides concerned to achieve a proper resolution over the peninsular nuclear issue, for the purpose of maintaining the peninsular peace and stability and the system of international nonproliferation,” said spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang.