NEW YORK — The president said Wednesday that the U.S. military would remain in its base in Germany for the foreseeable future despite concerns about the potential for cyberattacks.
In an address to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump said he hoped the military would stay where it is and said that his administration is taking “very aggressive action” against Russia.
He said the U,S.
“will be very, very lucky” to have “one of the most highly secure military bases in the world.”
The military in Germany has long had a reputation as a tough, tough place to be in the fight against cyberattacks, and Trump’s administration is already considering whether to expand its base.
Trump has repeatedly dismissed Russia as a threat and accused President Vladimir Putin of seeking to destroy the United States and other nations.
He has also accused Russia of orchestrating cyberattacks to hurt his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Trump also dismissed the idea that Russia may have stolen the election from him by leaking embarrassing information to Wikileaks.
Trump said it was “very sad” that the election results were leaked by Wikileaks but that he had not “lost confidence” in the U to deal with Russia.
Trump urged other world leaders to show leadership, saying the United Nations should take over the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union and that countries like China should not be allowed to meddle in other countries’ affairs.
“If they have any chance to be leaders in the 21st century, we are going be very fortunate,” Trump said.
He also took a shot at North Korea, saying it was an aggressive and destabilizing country and said it should be removed from the international community.
Trump on Wednesday said he was worried about North Korea and called on world leaders and diplomats to talk about the threat posed by Pyongyang.
Trump was referring to a tweet that came out Wednesday from Kim Jong Un that appeared to warn of an “unprecedented attack” on North Korea if the U is attacked.
“We are preparing for a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula, the Korean people and the world,” the tweet said.
It said the United states and South Korea were preparing to attack North Korea on Sept. 3 if it carried out a nuclear attack.
Trump’s comments came days after he fired the nation’s ambassador to the United Nation.
Trump did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
The president also spoke Wednesday to the governors of the 50 states and the territories, saying that the United nation was not “a country that is going to allow people to be treated this way.”
Trump said he would seek to increase the number of police officers in the United Kingdom, saying he was considering increasing the number at his Mar-a-Lago resort to 1,000.
Trump met with police chiefs and other law enforcement officials from across the country on Wednesday as part of a “White House Week” event, where he spoke about the “war on drugs.”
He has also met with local police chiefs in the last week.
Trump has also announced a series of new executive orders aimed at rolling back some of the Obama administration’s executive orders, including one aimed at ending the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans have health insurance.
The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the order.