Trump: "We're Sending A Very Powerful Armada" To North Korea

Whether this is more bluster or the real thing, it is bound to upset the Chinese...

In an interview with FOX News' Maria Bartiromo, President Trump just gave advance notice - something he said he would not do - that the US will be rattling their sabre very close to China and North Korea...

BARTIROMO: You redirected navy ships to go toward the Korean Peninsula. What we are doing right now in terms of North Korea?

 

TRUMP: You never know, do you? You never know.

 

BARTIROMO: That's all (INAUDIBLE)...

 

TRUMP: You know I don't think about the military.

 

BARTIROMO: Yes.

 

TRUMP: I'm not like Obama, where they talk about in  four months we're waiting -- we're going to hit Mosul.

 

BARTIROMO: Right.

 

TRUMP: And in the meantime, they get ready and like you've never seen -- look, they're still fighting. Mosul was supposed to last for a week and now they've been fighting it for many months and so many more people  died. I don't want to talk about it. We are sending an armada,  very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far  more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell  you. And we have the best military people on Earth. And I  will say this. He is doing the wrong thing. He is doing  the wrong thing.

 

BARTIROMO: Do you...

 

TRUMP: He's making a big mistake.

 

BARTIROMO: -- do you think he's mentally fit?

 

TRUMP: I don't know. I don't know. I don't know him.  But he's doing the wrong thing.

We would imagine China will not take kindly to submarines skulking around its newly built islands and looming up on the coast of Korea. Will they respond via Yuan volatility, or kinetically?