Trump says U.S. will 'handle' North Korea

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 06:34 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], August 01 (ANI): United States President Trump has said that his administration would "handle" the threat posed by North Korea's latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Washington Times reports. "We'll handle North Korea. It will be handled. We will handle everything," Trump told the media at a Cabinet meeting in the White House, where he introduced the new chief of staff. Trump added that his administration has "inherited" a series of foreign-policy challenges, including North Korea and the Middle East. North Korea launched its second ICBM on Friday, which happens to be its 14th missile test this year. Meanwhile, John F. Kelly was sworn-in as Trump's new chief of staff, and was primarily given the responsibility of initiating his stalled legislative agenda. Trump further said that his administration has "done very well," taking note of the stock market, unemployment and business confidence. Kelly took over for Reince Priebus, who was ousted from the job after only six months on Friday. Also, Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci, the Communications Director, at Kelly's request. A White House official said Kelly wanted Scaramucci removed from his new role because he did not think he was disciplined and had burned his credibility, CNN reports. Trump has relieved him just days after he reportedly launched a verbal tirade against other senior members of the President's senior staff. For the uninitiated, Scaramucci's abrupt removal has come just ten days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff. (ANI)