Trump Spends Busy Labor Day Working on Response to North Korea, Hurricanes, and DACA

President Donald Trump’s busy Labor Day was jam-packed with phone calls and meetings with advisors on a number of hot button issues including North Korea, DACA, and Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

"He has been in the office all day," a senior White House aide told Fox News.

Trump’s Monday morning included phone calls to South Korean President Moon Jae-In and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the North Korean threat following the regime’s claim to have successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test.


In his call with Moon, the "two leaders agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea using all means at their disposal," according to a White House readout of the discussion. Trump also agreed to lift limits on South Korea's missile payload capabilities -- a first since the late 1970s.

Fox News has learned that the president also spoke to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and his Chief of Staff John Kelly to discuss the latest on North Korea. Earlier, Haley warned in an emergency meeting of the U.N.'s Security Council that North Korea's Kim Jong Un was "begging for war" following their provocative progression with nuclear capabilities .

A senior White House official told Fox News that Trump held a separate call with Kelly, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Trump also spoke to “various stakeholders” on DACA, the Obama program which allowed nearly 800,000 unauthorized immigrants who came to the United States as children to remain in the U.S. He is expected to announce the end of the program Tuesday.

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