Trump's Rhetoric On North Korea Calls Diplomacy Into Question

Trump's Rhetoric On North Korea Calls Diplomacy Into Question

Trump's Rhetoric On North Korea Calls Diplomacy Into Question

ZELDIN: Well, if the North Koreans know that significant - I believe that what really triggered North Korea this week primarily was the action at the U.N. Security Council last weekend, that North Korea was going to be amping up their rhetoric and their threats this week exclusively based on the U.N. Security Council resolution, if not for anything else.

The North Korea threat has been a foreign policy priority for the Trump administration since it took office in January, but it has taken center stage since Pyongyang test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.

MARTIN: Asked what would be tougher than fire and fury, and the president responded, you'll see. Trump responded by threatening to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen", which in turn prompted Pyongyang to threaten Guam, a United States territory where 6,000 USA troops are stationed.

President Trump lashed out at North Korea on Tuesday in response to reports of a new milestone in its nuclear quest, vowing the rogue regime risks "fire and fury like the world has never seen". The worldwide community looks to the United States for leadership to find a way that we can avoid a military conflict with North Korea that could involve nuclear weapons. "He has genuine concern about the direction of events in North Korea".

"I know a lot of people tune in to this show on a nightly basis to get their news and information", CBS's Stephen Colbert began. Perhaps, but senior administration officials recognize that an armed conflict on the peninsula would be, in the words of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, "tragic on an unbelievable scale".

But the threat escalated in a major way this week, amid reports that USA intelligence agencies assess that North Korea has the produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead.

Humphrey said a Commission on Presidential Capacity could potentially remove Trump under Article 25 of the Constitution, which states the vice president should assume the role of president if he and a congressional majority believe the president is unable to discharge his duties.

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Deterrence - the same policy that worked against the Soviet Union for about 45 years - along with sanctions, diplomacy and a renewed human rights campaign directed at the North Koreans, remains the only realistic option. "The North Koreans are not going to listen to us". "I don't think they undercut the United States on the world stage".

ZELDIN: You know, they don't have a good track record. They can not threaten the United States, can not threaten South Korea or Japan or other countries in that region, that there's a path forward.

"We are at a point in time where choices will have to be made one way or the other", Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, said recently.

Kimmel continued: "By the way, he's making this insane threat from a golf course". McEldowney, now with Georgetown University, says President Trump may have been joking about the cost savings, but she doesn't see the humor in it. There's probably a little shop that sells range balls in the next room.

It questions whether the United States really has a strategy to bring North Korea to change their way.

"Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un both seem like reasonable men", he concluded, jokingly.

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