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Trump says China could get a 'far better trade deal' with the U.S. if it stands up to North Korea

President Trump on Tuesday promised China a "far better trade deal" with the U.S. if it steps up to help address the ongoing situation in North Korea:

But if China isn't willing to help, Trump made clear the U.S. can handle North Korea's nuclear threat with or without China's assistance:

Trump's offer came on the heels of North Korean state media's warning Tuesday that Pyongyang would respond with a nuclear attack on the U.S. if there was any sign of aggression from the approaching U.S. Navy strike group. The U.S. deployed the ships to the Korean peninsula over the weekend to conduct joint exercises with the South Korean Navy amid growing concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons activity in violation of U.N. resolutions.