Donald Trump to Howard Stern: “You have no idea how tough I’d be” on North Korea

“This is the final question,” Howard Stern said toward the end of a 2006 interview in which Trump appeared. “Are you ready? You are the president of the United States. What do we do about North Korea?”

“I would be so tough, you have no idea,” Trump replied. “You have no idea how tough I’d be.”

“Embargoes?” Stern asked.

“Well, I think I’d go beyond embargoes,” Trump said. “I would be so tough, but I wouldn’t send [Bush’s Secretary of State] Condoleezza Rice in to negotiate.”

Stern asked why, to which Trump replied, “I don’t think she’s tough enough. I mean, I don’t think she’s a tough person.”

When Stern asked if Rice was a “lightweight,” Trump said he thought she was “not tough enough to do a good job.”

Eleven years later and now POTUS Trump is dealing with North Korea head on. Yesterday President Trump tweeted accusing his predecessors of failing to deal with North Korea’s nuclear program but stated he would not be doing the same.

“Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail,” he said on Twitter.

Trump also tweeted suggesting that his presumably “tough enough” Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was wasting his time dealing with Kim Jong Un.

“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” he said. “Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!”

Is Ted Cruz Eligible To Be President?

Ted Cruz Cartoon WCQJDuring an interview with the Washington Post, Donald Trump said primary voters should consider where Ted Cruz was born before voting for him. Ted Cruz does not hide the fact that he was born in Alberta, Canada.

“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem.” Trump, discussing Ted Cruz eligibility to run for POTUS.

As you may know, under the Natural-born-citizen clause, The United States Constitution requires the president be a natural-born citizen.

“It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.” Trump added.

Ted Cruz was automatically granted American citizenship at birth since his mother is an American citizen. In an interview with CNN, Cruz responded to Donald Trumps question about his eligibility.

“The legal issue is straightforward, the son of a US citizen born abroad is a natural-born citizen.” Cruz answered.

Some background information on the topic. The US Constitution does not define what natural-born citizen precisely means. People have their own opinions but constitutional and legal scholars say the term comprises:

All people born subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, including, generally, those born in the United States, those born to U.S. citizen parents in foreign countries, and those born in other situations meeting the legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth”.