Opinion: For Sen. Cory Gardner, “maximum pressure” on North Korea applies to everyone but Trump

Last week, North Korea launched its sixth short-range missile test in under a month, blaming continued military exercises between the United States and South Korea as a provocation.

These missile tests continue to occur despite repeated talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. In response, Trump has called the military exercises with our ally “ridiculous” and demanded South Korea “pay substantially more money” to defend itself against North Korea.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Colorado Sun.