"For nearly 30 years, through numerous administrations, if you look at President Clinton, paid billions of dollars, gave them billions more", Trump said on the Trinity Broadcasting Network's Huckabee, according to South Korean outlet Yonhap. On Saturday, Trump tweeted that previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang, but agreements were violated and USA negotiators were made fool of. And on Saturday, he insisted "only one thing will work" to solve the North Korean nuclear impasse.
On Thursday, Trump met top USA military officials and their spouses, and during the talk, he stated that it is the "calm before the storm". Tillerson, in China, had said the United States is attempting to find a diplomatic solution to the ongoing escalation of tensions with North Korea. On several occassions, Trump has come out clear about his distaste for a dialogue with North Korea.
In an interview that aired Saturday night, Trump complained that he even had to deal with North Korea in the first place.
Trump later tweeted that he told Tillerson to stop "wasting his time" negotiating with the North Koreans.
When Conspiracy Talk News asked him on Saturday about the cryptic tweet, Trump replied: "You'll figure that out pretty soon".
In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, Trump said no nation on Earth has an interest in seeing "this band of criminals" arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles.
Trump was engaged in a heated war of words with Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea.
Meanwhile, Fighters for a Free North Korea, a group of North Korean defectors sent a dozen balloons with around 300,000 pamphlets, strongly criticising Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programme and human rights abuses by the Kim regime.
Trump also repeated that he and the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, had "a very good relationship".
The fact that North Korea has not bombed the USA in 25 year was proof the actions of past American presidents "has worked", others said.
North Korea's nuclear weapons are a "powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia", Kim reportedly said. We have a couple of direct channels to Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un, whose nation conducted two nuclear bomb tests and fired several missiles previous year, seems to have increased the pace of his nuclear weapons development - churning out more sophisticated missiles and an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).