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 GrahamTrump says he'll '100 percent' veto measure blocking emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Dems tee up Tuesday vote against Trump's emergency declaration | GOP expects few defections | Trump doubles number of troops staying in Syria to 400 On The Money: Dems set Tuesday vote on Trump's emergency declaration | Most Republicans expected to back Trump | Senate plots to avoid fall shutdown drama | Powell heading before Congress MORE (R-S.C.) said in a Sunday show interview that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border 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.