President Trump's diplomatic overtures are "the last best chance for peace" between the United States and North Korea, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Face the Nation Sunday.
The hawkish senator was responding to a question from CBS host John Dickerson, who asked about the accuracy of a passage in Bob Woodward's new book. Per Woodward, Dickerson said, Trump "was one tweet away from suggesting moving [military] dependents out [of South Korea], and that was read at the Pentagon, that if he sent that tweet out it would've look like an act of war."
"[O]nce you start moving dependents out of South Korea, that's a signal to everybody that we're running out of time," Graham said. "We're not out of the woods yet when it comes to North Korea ... [but] we have some time. Are they playing us? I don't know. If they're playing Trump, we're going to be in a world of hurt, because he's going to have no options left. This is the last best chance for peace right here."
While U.S.-North Korea talks are at something of a standstill at present, North and South Korea have continued to build a more positive relationship. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is again meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this coming week.
Watch Graham's comments in context below. Bonnie Kristian
.@LindseyGrahamSC on @realDonaldTrump ’s strategy on North Korea: If he has to, he'll use military force to stop a missile coming to America with a nuclear weapon on it originating in North Korea. We were really close to having to make that hard decision. Now we have some time. pic.twitter.com/0xU5cg0JeM
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) September 16, 2018