Biden laughs when asked about North Korea missile launch
UPDATED 7:57 AM PT – Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Joe Biden appeared to brush off concerns following a recent missile test from Pyongyang. While returning to the White House Tuesday night, he was asked to comment on North Korea’s launch of two short-range missiles over the weekend.
REPORTER: On North Korea: Do you consider that to be a real provocation by North Korea?
BIDEN: No. According to the Defense Department, it’s business as usual. There’s no new—there’s no new wrinkle in what they did.
REPORTER: Will it affect diplomacy at all?
BIDEN: *Laughs* pic.twitter.com/sc1sHjhwZV
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) March 24, 2021
The demonstration is the first launch from the socialist nation since Biden took office and was reportedly in response to the latest military drills between the U.S. and South Korea.
Biden’s dismissal came even after the Kim Jong-un regime gave him the cold-shoulder when he tried to reach out for talks. North Korean officials said Washington should seek meaningful de-escalation.