US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, on September 19. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, on September 19. Photo: Reuters

Trump’s threats at UN to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea demonstrate little relationship with reality

Donald Kirk writes that Trump’s over-the-top declaration can’t hide the fact that military action against the North would be deeply unpopular at home, costly and opposed by North Korea’s neighbours

US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, on September 19. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, on September 19. Photo: Reuters
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