Donald Trump’s approval ratings have jumped up following his speech to the United Nations where he threatened nuclear war.
Following a low of 39 per cent in the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll last month Trump is back at 43 percent in this week’s survey, with other surveys showing similar results.
The president once again courted controversy this week when he threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” in a highly-combative debut speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
Addressing world leaders and representatives from 193 countries gathered in New York, Trump warned that the US would be forced to confront North Korean leader Kim Jong-un if he continued Pyongyang’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons”.
He said: “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary.”
He also turned his gaze to Iran in the speech, saying the deal struck by former President Barack Obama was “one of the worst and one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.”
Trump said: “We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilising activities while building dangerous missiles and we cannot abide by the agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear programme.