WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not speak for the U.S. on North Korea.
Merkel has said of Trump's provocative warnings to the communist nation that "escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer."
Trump on Friday replied: "Let her speak for Germany," adding, "She's certainly not referring to the United States."
The U.S. president's warnings that Pyongyang will "regret" any threats or action against the U.S. are a break with the diplomatic language of his predecessors. But Trump said Friday that millions of Americans support their president "sticking up" for the U.S. and its allies.