U.S. President Donald Trump discusses North Korea's missiles on CBS' Face the Nation, saying ''Perhaps they're just not very good missiles but eventually he'll have good missiles... if that happens, we can't allow it to happen.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump discusses North Korea's missiles and says "Perhaps they're just not very good missiles but eventually he'll have good missiles... if that happens, we can't allow it to happen" on CBS News' Face the Nation program, Sunday (April 30). "Obviously he's a pretty smart cookie," said Trump, referring to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. "We cannot let what's been going on for a long period of years continue," Trump said. North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences". U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, appeared to have failed, in what would be the North's fourth straight unsuccessful missile test since March. The test came as the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it began exercises with the South Korean navy on Saturday, about 12 hours after the failed launch, a South Korean navy official said. Tillerson, in a U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea on Friday, repeated the Trump administration's position that all options were on the table if Pyongyang persisted with its nuclear and missile development.