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President Trump quiet on North Korea's failed launch

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Posted at 10:59 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 23:38:24-04

President Donald Trump was uncharacteristically quiet about the failed launch of a North Korean missile from the country's east coast.

In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Trump and his military team "are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment."

Trump has been leaning on China to put pressure on North Korea, but has also threatened to take on the country alone if necessary. "I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will!" he tweeted Thursday. "U.S.A."