President Donald Trump has been left to clean up a North Korean mess left behind by the Obama administration, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

It’s not the first time Obama’s policy of “strategic patience” has been blamed for the current crisis, though the seriousness of that failure has become more clear over time.

Sanders said the “complacency and the silence of the previous administration” didn’t help resolve the North Korea problem now facing President Trump.

“This is a President who leads through strength, and he’s going to do that and he’s going to focus on everything that he can do in order to keep Americans safe, and he’s not going to be pushed around by the leader of North Korea,” she said.