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Trump changes his tone on North Korea: 'It'll all work out'

President Trump's grim vision of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as being on "a suicide mission for himself and for his regime" took on a gentler tone during his first day on in South Korea, The Associated Press reports. "Ultimately, it'll all work out," an uncharacteristically optimistic Trump assured Tuesday.

As recently as late August, Trump claimed "talking is not the answer" when it comes to deescalating tensions with Pyongyang. Speaking beside South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump instead said "it makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and the people of the world."

Trump additionally talked up the U.S. military and the arsenal that "we hope to God we never have to use." But as he concluded during a visit to the joint U.S.-Korean military base Camp Humphreys: "It always works out." Jeva Lange