>> North Korea, Kim Jong Un is mentally,>> A cryptic message from Donald Trump on Thursday. The U.S. President commenting on mysterious moves by China to reign in North Korea. Praising Beijing at a news conference over efforts to put pressure on Pyongyang after his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
>> Some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours. And I really have confidence that the President will try very hard. I actually told them, I said, you’d make a much better deal on trade if you get rid of this menace or do something about the menace of North Korea, cuz that’s what it is, it’s a menace right now.
>> As to what those moves might actually be, US officials tell Reuters that America is aware of higher than usual levels of activity by Chinese bombers. They say that could suggest they're prepping for action or simply that defensive exercises are planned. None of the officials flagged particular alarm, but they also don't understand the precise reason why Chinese bombers may be at the ready.
Although Washington sources have been saying for weeks that North Korea could soon hold its sixth nuclear weapons test, which the U.S. and China have both warned against. Adding to the hype, South Korean state media say the U.S. airforce has dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft to look for traces of a detonation on the Korean peninsular in anticipation of a possible blast.