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US Majority say they are "uneasy" about Trump handling North Korea

14:26  13 april  2017
14:26  13 april  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

Trump on North Korea Threats: We Are Sending an Armada

  Trump on North Korea Threats: We Are Sending an Armada President Trump said he is taking action after North Korea’s President Kim Jong-un threatened to nuke U.S. war ships. “We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier,” Trump told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. “We have the best military people on Earth.  And I will say this: he is doing the wrong thing.”Meanwhile, President Trump spoke with President Xi Jinping of China Wednesday over North Korea concerns. He said he was willing to help the U.S. with North Korea’s weapons program.

A majority of Americans are uneasy about President Donald Trump 's ability to handle the growing crisis in North Korea . There is a major party split, with 20 per cent of Democrats and 78 per cent of Republicans signaling confidence in the president. There is also a drop in those who say Trump is

A majority think North Korea is using its missile program to try to gain power and influence, rather than outright planning a nuclear strike on the U.S Most people who think North Korea is posturing think it is a threat that can be contained, while most people who think they are actively planning a strike say

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More than half of Americans are worried about President Donald Trump’s ability to handle the situation with North Korea’s nuclear program, according to a new CBS News poll.

Fifty-six percent of respondents described themselves as “uneasy” about Mr. Trump’s capabilities, while 39 percent said they were “confident” in his ability.

In response to a series of missile launches from North Korea, Mr. Trump has ordered a naval strike group to the Korean sea. He is currently consulting with international leaders, including the Chinese, on how best to handle the deteriorating situation on the Korean peninsula.

Trump on North Korea-China relations: 'I realized it's not so easy'

  Trump on North Korea-China relations: 'I realized it's not so easy' President Trump acknowledged the complexity and political sensitivity of the relationship between China and North Korea this week, after China's President Xi Jinping explained the countries' relationship to him.Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he was previously convinced China had "Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he was previously convinced China had "tremendous power" over North Korea. But after meeting with Xi last week Trump said he "realized it's not so easy.

Despite Donald Trump 's optimism about the nuclear threat from North Korea , most Americans say they 're not confident he can handle it. But sixty-one per cent of Americans say they are “ uneasy ” about Mr Trump ’s ability to handle the situation, according to a CBS News poll.

Americans queasy about Trump ’s ability to handle North Korea . Even among Republicans, more than 1 in 5 say they are uneasy . The North Korea problem has vexed multiple presidents. Trump ’s team perhaps isn’t getting the credit it deserves (about which the president whimpers) because it is

On the plus side for Mr. Trump, a growing number of Americans say that he is not “too friendly” toward the Russian government. Forty-eight percent now say his approach to Russia is “about right,” and only 35 percent say he is too friendly. In February, that number was 43 percent.

Mr. Trump routinely praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on the campaign trail, and several of his associates are the subjects of an FBI counterintelligence investigation into their ties to the Kremlin. However, Mr. Trump’s decision to order a missile strike against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria has strained relations between the two countries.

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An overwhelming number of Republicans – 83 percent – say that Mr. Trump is getting the relationship about right. Meanwhile, 62 percent of Democrats say he is still too friendly toward the Kremlin.  

Trump says North Korea problem "will be taken care of"

  Trump says North Korea problem U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Pyongyang is a problem that "will be taken care of," as speculation rose that North Korea might be on the verge of a sixth nuclear test. Trump, responding to a question about what his message is for North Korea, said, "North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of."He said he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping would "work very hard" to help resolve the challenge. The president said he had spent a lot of time with Xi last week in Florida."I have really gotten to like and respect President Xi. ... He's a very special man. I think he's going to try very hard.

More than half of Americans are not confident in President Trump 's ability to handle growing tensions with North Korea , according to a. Fifty-six percent reported being " uneasy " about Trump 's ability to tackle the situation, while 39 percent said that they were "confident" that Trump could handle it.

President Donald Trump 's approach in handling North Korea may be alleviating worries of a potential conflict. Fifty-one percent of Americans approve of Trump also appears to be slowly easing worries of a potential conflict with North Korea ; with 55% of respondents feeling uneasy about the possible

On Wednesday, Mr. Trump described Assad – a close Russian ally – as a “butcher” and an “animal.”

“Frankly, Putin is backing a person that’s truly an evil person,” Mr. Trump said of Assad to Fox Business. “I think it’s very bad for Russia. I think it’s very bad for mankind.”

“Right now, we’re not getting along with Russia at all,” Mr. Trump said later in the day during a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “We may be at an all-time low in terms of our relationship with Russia.”

The poll was conducted between April 7th and April 9th among 1,006 Americans. The margin-of-error is four points. 

In this April 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall with business leaders in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to U.S. officials.: ap-17098584590222.jpg © Evan Vucci, AP ap-17098584590222.jpg

Trump: Nuclear war ‘always’ a concern with North Korea .
"It's a very, very tricky situation," he said."Look, you always have to be concerned," he told CNN's Wisconsin affiliate WTMJ. "You don't know exactly who you're dealing with.

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