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White House: Trump Asia Trip Aims to Keep World from Plunging Into ‘Darker Era’

U.S. President Donald Trump will use his upcoming trip to Asia to further consolidate international pressure on North Korea to attempt to deter its pursuit of perfecting a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile.   “If we fail to confront and reverse the threat from North Korea we’re going to be living in a much darker era,” according to a senior White House official who, on Monday, defended the administration’s more assertive stance towards Pyongyang.   “The president’s rhetoric, and more importantly his actions, have led to the most substantial shift and…

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