North Korea: We need to kind of ignore Donald Trump's tweets, says Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy

North Korea: 'Donald Trump's tweets can't be taken at face value', says Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Donald Trump sent several tweets about North Korea

Monday, September 4, 2017

Donald Trump's tweets cannot be taken at face value and we must rely on the American system to ensure the world is not destroyed, according to Channel 4 news anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

South Korea has claimed that the North is preparing to launch more missiles, after it tested a hydrogen bomb. Donald Trump has tweeted that South Korea's "talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work" and that the US is considering cutting off trade with countries that do business with Pyongyang.  

Guru-Murthy told Paul Ross: "I think what we have to hope and work on is the idea that the American system, the military and the diplomatic machine that is the United States is capable of handling it and that none of these parties involved seek the destruction of the world.

He also believes "you can never really take anything Trump tweets on face value" and "you’ve kind of got to ignore it and think what does he really mean?"

He added: "I did an interview with him which I have looked back on now...and all the signs of Trump today that we kind of go 'he just says things that are opposite to the truth, he denies you, he says everything about him is brilliant' were there.

"I did ask him about his political ambitions and his answer was ‘I think if I’d have run I would have won but I was busy with doing The Apprentice so I didn’t want to do that’."

Guru-Murthy also took part in a photoshoot dressed as Jimi Hendrix for Stand Up To Cancer to encourage people to raise money for the cause.

He said that his children find the photo deeply embarrassing and "on Twitter most of the response has been ‘Prince has put on a few pounds’."

Listen to the full interview above