Trump will be ‘deposed immediately’ if he blocks trade with China over N. Korea – Assange

Monday, September 4, 2017
By Paul Martin

RT.com
4 Sep, 2017

If Donald Trump blocks trade with China for being a North Korean trade partner, then he’ll be immediately overthrown, says WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, responding to Trump’s tweet threatening to ban trade with states that do business with Pyongyang.

“90 percent of North Korea’s trade is with China. If Trump blocks $650B[illion] of US trade with China he’ll be deposed immediately,” Assange tweeted.

On Sunday, the US president took to social media to say that Washington “is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.”

US goods and services trade with China totaled some $648.2 billion back in 2016, according to data from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). This makes China the “largest goods trading partner” of the US, and the 3rd largest US goods export market.

Trump’s “other options” include a “full range” of capabilities, including nuclear ones, that the US is ready to use to defend its “homeland, territories, and allies” against North Korea.

In a series of tweets Sunday, Trump branded North Korea a “rogue nation and a threat.” The latest developments in Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities are “very hostile and dangerous to the United States,” he said.

Also on Sunday, North Korean state TV said that Pyongyang had successfully tested a hydrogen explosive device which can be mounted on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The test followed Pyongyang’s claims that it developed a new, more advanced hydrogen nuke that is small enough to be fitted on an ICBM.

The test was a “perfect success” and was a “meaningful” step to complete the North’s nuclear weapons program, state television reported.

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