Graham: Trump will 'end North Korea’s threat to the American homeland' in his first term

Graham: Trump will 'end North Korea’s threat to the American homeland' in his first term
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPassage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is the first step to heal our democracy Progressive support builds for expanding lower courts McConnell backs Garland for attorney general MORE (R-S.C.) said in a Sunday show interview that President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE plans to end the ongoing conflict with North Korea over its nuclear program during his first term. 

“President Trump told me three days ago that he wants to end this in a win-win way,” Graham told “Fox News Sunday.” 


Trump is slated to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 for discussions on Pyongyang’s nuclear program. 

But North Korea last week suggested it could withdraw from the upcoming talks if the United States pursues “unilateral” nuclear disarmament.

Pyongyang also suggested the military drills between South Korea and the United States could jeopardize the summit between Trump and Kim.

Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on Sunday that Trump believes he can end the North Korean threat in a way that is beneficial to both countries.

“He thinks that’s possible, but if they pull out, they play him, then we’re going to end North Korea’s threat to the American homeland in his first term and I’ll let you surmise as to what that might look like,” Graham told host Chris Wallace.