Today's show starts in eastern Asia, where a recent speech by U.S. President Donald Trump was closely watched around the world. Speaking in front of South Korea's national assembly, its lawmaking body, President Trump addressed the international standoff over North Korea's nuclear program.
The day before, he'd said that it, quote, makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and to make a deal that's good for its people and others worldwide. But in his address Wednesday, the American leader warned the north whose border is 35 miles away from where he was standing, not to underestimate or try the U.S.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer. They are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face. North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned. It is a hell that no person deserves.
AZUZ: For their part, North Korean government officials said, quote, we don't care about what that mad dog may utter because we've already heard enough. They said the United States was threatening them with three American aircraft carriers and a submarine currently positioned off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. After his stop in South Korea, President Trump headed for China, a country that accounts for 95 percent of North Korea's trade.