President Donald Trump says his administration is waging a "maximum pressure" campaign to prevent North Korea's "reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles" from threatening the U.S. homeland.
Trump says that threat could be a reality soon. He says past U.S. experience with North Korea shows that "complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation."
Trump praised Ji Seong-ho, who attended the State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Ji was born in North Korea and lost limbs in a train accident before defecting to South Korea, where he helps other defectors. Trump says his "great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all."
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Trump acknowledged the parents of American college student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after being released from detention in North Korea.