White House Report: Trump Vows ‘Fire & Fury’ Over North Korea Nuke Threat

President Donald Trump (YouTube screenshot), Kim Jong Un (AURN/AP FILE)

(SBN) – There is bi-partisan criticism directed at President Donald Trump for alarming rhetoric directed at North Korea.  In reaction to U.S. intelligence reports that the brutal regime has developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead, Trump – speaking from his New Jersey golf club – said that North Korea “will be met with fire and fury, the likes of which the world has never seen before.”

In reaction, U.S. Senator John McCain who continues treatment for brain cancer told his hometown Phoenix radio station KTAR, that the President may not be ready to back up the tough talk.

“The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act…It’s the classic Trump in that he overstates things.”

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Meantime, Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein called Trump’s statement “bombastic” and “unhinged“; Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said, “We need to be firm and deliberate with North Korea, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe.

And after Trump’s “fire and fury” comment four-star General Barry McCaffrey told MSNBC, the statement was “a real blunder.”

UPDATED:  8/9/17  8:54AM

Amid a ramped up threat by North Korea against the U.S. Territory of Guam, Secretary of Sate Rex Tillerson made a surprise visit to Guam Wednesday.  While Tillerson has been seeking a diplomat solution to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat, he defended the President’s harsh talk.  Tillerson says, among things:

What the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in a way that Kim Jong Un will understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand the diplomatic language.”

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