White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka on Wednesday said President Trump’s most recent tweets about the strength of the U.S. nuclear arsenal are a warning to North Korea not to test the commander in chief.
“He’s saying ‘don’t test America and don’t test Donald J. Trump,’ ” Gorka told “Fox & Friends.”
Trump earlier Wednesday had tweeted that his “first order” as president “was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal.”
“It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before. Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!” the president tweeted.
Trump’s first executive order, signed the day of his inauguration, was focused on repealing ObamaCare. The president’s latest tweets appear to be a reference to the nuclear posture review, which is ongoing.
Gorka described the tweets as a warning to Pyongyang, which said on Tuesday that it is considering strikes on an American territory following Trump’s vow to unleash “fire, fury and frankly power” on North Korea if it continues to threaten the United States.
“We are not just a superpower. We were a superpower. We are now a hyperpower. Nobody in the world, especially not North Korea, comes close to challenging our military capabilities,” Gorka said.