Donald Trump blasted Barack Obama and others for not doing enough to curb the nuclear weapons development of North Korea.
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, the US President lambasted his predecessor and suggested he and previous incumbents of the White House had handled the North Korea situation badly.
Trump lamented the fact the situation had advanced as far as it has, and suggested something had to be done.
He appeared to single out Obama in the interview, saying the man who left the White House earlier this year "certainly should have taken care of [North Korea]."
However many will suggest Trump is responsible for the rise in tension with North Korea, given the hawkish rhetoric he has adopted since taking over from Obama.
Last month, the Republican billionaire threatened to "totally destroy" the country if it continued down its path in a speech given at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
In return, the regime in Pyongyang has threatened missile strikes on US foreign territory in Guam and warned its missles could reach and hit areas across the mainland United States.