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Political Junkie: North Korea Militarization, Trump's Tax Day March Response

Jae C. Hong / AP

Jae C. Hong / AP

President Trump's shift in military action is a stark contrast from former President Obama's. From U.S. actions in Afghanistan and Syria this month to Vice President Mike Pence's South Korea visit Sunday, Political Junkie Ken Rudin has much to discuss.

Trump says he is considering a range of military options to respond to North Korea's continued escalation toward developing nuclear weaponry. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster told ABC News' Martha Raddatz that "Our president will take action that is in the best interest of the American people."

On a local angle, 21 people were arrested as Trump supporters and opponents clashed Saturday at a park in Berkely during the Tax Day march. Eleven people were injured, with seven of them sent to the hospital.

Trump responded to the march on Sunday saying he does understand why people are interested in his tax returns. He took to Twitter to respond.

 Political Junkie Goes WestKen Rudin

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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