Dem Rep Castro: Trump Admin Has Done a ‘Good Job of Pressuring China’ on North Korea

Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Joaquin Castro  (D-TX) said the Trump administration had “actually done a good job of pressuring China to crack down harder on North Korea.”

Castro said, “I believe, and the administration has said and others have said, these are the strongest that we have ever seen. And it’s true that other countries like China and Russia, for examples, have sometimes skated by on these sanctions, but the administration has actually done a good job of pressuring China to crack down harder on North Korea.”

He added, “So rather than the president going out there and being a loose cannon on Twitter, he should actually build upon those successes to finally bring North Korea to the table and make sure that they become denuclearized. Let’s be clear for those who are advocating for a war with North Korea, you are advocating for a war with a country that we believe at this point has nuclear weapons. The only question is how far those nuclear weapons can fly. So millions of lives not only in the Pacific would be at stake, not only for Japan and South Korea, but also hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans.”

(h/t Grabien)

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