>> He's not gonna go around threatening Guam. And he's not gonna threaten the United States. And he's not gonna threaten Japan.>> President Donald Trump not backing down an inch on North Korea and his warnings of fire and fury.>> The people that were questioning that statement, was it too tough?
Maybe it wasn't tough enough.>> Trump ratcheting up the rhetoric again Friday on Twitter, saying the US military was locked and loaded should North Korea act unwisely. Adding, quote, hopefully, Kim Jong-un will find another path. This after North Korea shrugged off Trump's unprecedented blunt language for an American president, calling the fire and fury taunt, quote, a load of nonsense.
>> Well, I don't think they mean that, and I think it's the first time they've heard it like they heard it.>> White House reporter, Jim Oliphant is following this story in New Jersey.>> Well, what's interesting about the President's rhetoric this week is he's really sort of setting this up as almost like a High Noon confrontation between Kim Jong-un and himself.
But basically, Trump is the sheriff, and he's talking about North Korea as the world's bully, and so he's turning this into a mono o mono confrontation. Trump clearly believes that his best strategy is basically trying to intimidate North Korea.>> Trump meeting at his Bedminster New Jersey golf course with Vice President Mike Pence and later with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Chief of Staff John Kelly, hammering out a strategy to deal with the growing threat.
The flurry of briefings coming hours after Pyongyang upped the tensions with a detailed outline of a planned missile strike later this month near the Pacific island of Guam, home to multiple US military bases and 160,000 Americans.>> Let's see what he does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea.
>> So basically, Trump was suggesting that if North Korea were to go ahead and attack Guam, that the United States would level North Korea in return.>> The White House weighing its options as the world holds its breath. Global markets rattled as people from Japan to California worry whether decades of tensions over North Korea's nuclear program could finally be headed toward a conflict.