Community officials say president is misreading North Korea’s intentions in its missile tests, urging Trump to tone down his rhetoric: ‘This is not normal’
The US’s large Korean population tends not to agree on much. But when it comes to Donald Trump’s approach to North Korea, the community – whether Republican or Democratic, religious or secular, part of a thriving small business community or a younger generation of more progressive political activists – is both unified and scared half out of its wits.
“The consensus,” said Joon Bang, executive director of the nonpartisan Korean American Coalition in Los Angeles, “is that we find Donald Trump to be a greater threat than Kim Jong-un because he is creating more chaos and uncertainty. That’s shocking, right? It’s never happened before.”