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Lindsey Graham: 'There aren't any good options left when it comes to North Korea'

Those looking for words of comfort in regards to North Korea and its nuclear weapons program need not read any further.

In an interview with News19's J.R. Berry on Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) bluntly stated that while he's "hoping and praying that diplomacy works," there aren't "any good options left when it comes to North Korea." In fact, "If we have to, we'll go to war," Graham said. "I don't want to, but if we have to, we'll go to war. And I'll tell you who'll win that war. We will."

Graham had nothing but patience and understanding for Trump, and urged the public to offer him the same. "Put yourself in President Trump's shoes," he said. "You've got a crazy man. What they do to their own people in North Korea, I can't tell you on television. But the last person in the world you want to give a missile with a nuclear weapon on top is Kim Jong Un, given the way he's treated his own people, and what he's said about us."

If it comes to a war, it "will be because North Korea chose a war," Graham continued. "We're not going to invade North Korea to change the regime, we're not trying to unify North Korea and South Korea, we're only trying to protect the homeland from an unacceptable threat. It's Guam today and it could be California tomorrow and it could be South Carolina down the road. If you don't stop this man, he's going to have a hydrogen bomb, not a uranium bomb; he's gonna have a bunch of missiles, not one." Read the rest of the bleak interview at News19.