Gillian Turner: Trump’s Policy on N. Korea Is ‘Window Dressing; It Is Not a Change in Policy’

‘What President Trump is aiming to do with this fiery rhetoric is a marked departure from what we’ve seen previous American presidents adopt’

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TURNER: "Well, it certainly what I think President Trump is aiming to do with this fiery rhetoric is a marked departure from what we’ve seen previous American presidents adopt, everybody from John F. Kennedy in dealing with nuclear threats to President Obama most recently. But that’s not to say it won’t ultimately work. I think the underlying policy for President Trump remains the same. I don’t think there has been a change. It is a focused and -- and a real emphasis on strategic deterrents. So that means diplomacy, diplomacy, diplomacy at the forefront but maintaining a credible threat of using military force. The only thing he is doing here from my perspective and my opinion is the stylistic change. And that gets to what you bring up, the fiery rhetoric. So, I think -- and as much as that indicates, you know a change, it's really window dressing. It is not a change in policy."

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