As North Korea continues to amp up their aggressive actions, Vice President Mike Pence made a trip to South Korea, during which he visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Although other top ranking U.S. officials have made the visit as well, Pence didn’t just visit — he stared down North Korea’s troops.
What did Pence do? He not only visited the DMZ, he went outside and stared down the North Korean troops.
Despite security concerns, Pence made it clear that he wanted to step out take a look himself, and that’s precisely what he did.
Pence’s comments today. Not only did Pence make a strong statement with his actions, he also sent a clear message to North Korea that business as usual is over.
As he stood alongside South Korea’s acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, Pence made it abundantly clear that North Korea does not want to mess with the United States.
“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan,” Pence said. “North Korea would do well not to test his resolve — or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”
He also said that the “era of strategic patience is over,” in reference to the Obama era policy.
What does this mean? Aside from general badassery, it means that the Trump administration will not sit by patiently as North Korea become an increasing threat to the United States and our allies.
Moreover, can you imagine Barack Obama or Joe Biden pulling off something like this and it being even remotely believable?
Yeah, me neither. Times have surely changed, and thank God for that.
H/T The Daily Caller