“I don’t want to telegraph what I’m doing or what I’m thinking” about North Korea, President Trump told Fox News at Monday’s Easter Egg Roll.
“I’m not like other administrations, where they say, ‘We’re going to do this in four weeks,’ and then it doesn’t work that way.
“We’ll see what happens. I hope things work out well, I hope there’s going to be peace,” Trump told Fox News’s Ainsley Earhardt, who caught up with him on the White House grounds.
Trump spoke shortly after Vice President Mike Pence visited the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. Pence warned that “all options are on the table” when it comes to North Korea, and he said “the era of strategic patience is over.”
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday appealed for calm on the Korean Peninsula and said he believes the United States would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the standoff, the Associated Press reported.
Wang told reporters that although U.S. officials have made clear that a military strike remains on the table, he believes that Washington would still prefer to de-escalate tensions through multi-sided talks.