WASHINGTON (CBS) President Trump says North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un will not bully the U.S.
"This man will not get away with what he's doing, believe me," Trump said.
The president defended his tweet from Friday morning saying the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" if North Korea acts "unwisely."
"I hope they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean," Trump said.
North Korea is promising a nuclear war if the U.S. strikes first. That kind of rhetoric prompted Russia's foreign minister to say he believes the risk of a military conflict on the Korean peninsula is "very high." Moscow wants the U.S. to stop its annual military exercises with South Korea if the North will halt its missile program.
The military drills are set to begin Aug. 21. That's about the same time North Korea says it will be ready to launch missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam. North Korea's military is threatening to launch four ballistic missiles targeting the water around Guam. The plan is awaiting Kim Jong Un's approval.
"If he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast," Trump promised.
Guam's Department of Homeland Security released a tip sheet in the event of an attack, advising citizens to build an emergency kit, have a family plan and not to look at the fireball or flash when the missile hits because it can blind you.