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Trump Recognizes North Korean Defector Attending State of the Union

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    President Trump Details North Korean Threat

    President Trump spoke of the dangers of North Korea's nuclear missile program, and told the story of a North Korean defector, during his State of the Union speech.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018)

    President Donald Trump says his administration is waging a "maximum pressure" campaign to prevent North Korea's "reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles" from threatening the U.S. homeland.

    Trump says that threat could be a reality soon. He says past U.S. experience with North Korea shows that "complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation."

    Trump praised Ji Seong-ho, who attended the State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Ji was born in North Korea and lost limbs in a train accident before defecting to South Korea, where he helps other defectors. Trump says his "great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all."

    Trump acknowledged the parents of American college student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after being released from detention in North Korea.

    Trump Denies Bombshell Russia Reports From NYT, Post

    [NATL] Trump Denies Bombshell Russia Reports From NYT, Washington Post

    President Donald Trump responded to accusations of Russian collusion in two separate bombshell reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Trump denied that he fired former FBI Director James Comey to advance Russian interests and a Post report that he hid conversations he had with Vladimir Putin.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 14, 2019)