Sarah Sanders insists Trump is focused on North Korea after president's bizarre Twitter spree
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday claimed President Donald Trump was focused on countering the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Earlier in the day, the president sent out tweets promoting anti-Muslim propaganda from a fringe extremist political party in Britain. Trump also demanded an investigation into MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and called for top executives at NBC and Comcast to be fired for allegedly "putting out so much Fake News." He also tweeted "we should boycott Fake News CNN."

But the press secretary suggested it was Democrats who refused to meet with Trump on Tuesday who were distracting from the Korean threat.

"The 'destructive force' the president is focused on are things like North Korea, are things that actually have the ability to impact and hurt Americans," Sanders told Fox News. "The president wants to make sure that we do what is necessary to fund defense spending, the military. Democrats are playing political games and it is really sad."

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday declared his country a nuclear state following the successful test of a ballistic missile capable of striking the United States.

"This is a president who is not going to sleep and not going to stop until he does every single thing he can to make sure we're doing all that we can to protect people of this country," Sanders added.

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