DC Daily: Trump calls for countries to be 'tough' on North Korea

Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 11:31:54-04

What's happening in the political world:

Today marks Trump's 200th day in office
-- Donald Trump has now been President of the United States for 200 days, and he will be spending this significant day tackling opioid addiction -- a major health issue plaguing the country.

Trump is scheduled to take part in an afternoon briefing on the opioid issue with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in New Jersey, where the president is currently the next several days due to White House renovations.

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Trump speaks on "dangers" of North Korea
-- As North Korea continues making military moves, President Trump has called on the U.S. and its allies to be "tough" against the nation.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump said: "After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive!"

The tweet comes as North Korea has vowed to retaliate against the U.S. for new United Nations sanctions that could cripple its economy.

Two of North Korea's biggest allies, Russia and China, voted in favor of the sanctions. Chinese officials said the country would enforce the sanctions even though they also hurt them.

Did Trump retweet story with classified info?
-- President Trump's retweet of a Fox News story claiming US satellites detected North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to a patrol boat is raising eyebrows on Tuesday after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated that the information in the report is classified and was leaked.

"I can't talk about anything that's classified and if that's in the newspaper that's a shame," Haley said Tuesday on "Fox and Friends" when asked about the story that cites two anonymous sources.

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Would you be allowed immigrate to the U.S. under Trump-backed bill?
-- Last week, President Trump announced his support of a bill that would change the U.S. immigration system into one that is based on merit or skills.

Trump cast the proposal as a way to protect American workers by reducing unskilled immigration and creating a merit-based system that grades possible immigrants based on their ability to work in the United States.

The bill, Trump said, "would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century."

Time Magazine created a test in which users could see if they would be allowed to immigrate into the U.S. if the bill was signed into law.

Click here to take the test