President Donald Trump took a moment during a speech in South Korea Tuesday evening to discuss his achievements at home. Trump said the United States was experiencing “something of a miracle” under his administration.
“The U.S. is going through something of a miracle itself,” he said. “Our stock market is at an all-time high. Unemployment is at a 17-year-low. We are defeating ISIS. We are strengthening our judiciary, including a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. And on, and on and on.”
The president also heaped praise upon South Korea, heralding achievements in the fields of science, engineering and literature, among others. Trump, in addition, did not pass up the opportunity to plug one of his own business dealings.
“Korean golfers are some of the best on earth,” he said. “In fact, the women’s U.S. Open was held this year at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.”
In perhaps the most anticipated portion of the speech, Trump laid out an explicit message for North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
“Do not underestimate us,” Trump said. “And do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity and our sacred liberty.”
The president noted that the United States was seeking "peace through strength" and was working to build up its military power. Trump’s remarks were delivered as part of this 13-day Asia tour. He was set to head to China to meet with President Xi Jinping in the coming days.