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White House shoots down claim that a member of Trump's National Security Council implied that striking North Korea could help him in the midterm elections

A South Korean news report translated to English quoted a staffer on President Donald Trump's National Security Council who was said to have mentioned that a limited strike against North Korea "might help in the midterm elections." The news stoked fears that the US might be more serious about preemptively striking North Korea than previously thought. However, the source of the quote said that the staffer merely said something "to the effect" that a strike might score Trump some political points.
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