CNN's Zakaria: Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff'

Judith Bessette
Agosto 13, 2017

Discussing the escalating war of words between the USA and North Korea over the latter's rogue nuclear program, Ellison raised eyebrows by saying the North Korea's despotic leader was acting better than the US president.

"You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", Ellison said, according to the Post.

Trump doubled down Thursday, saying his previous bold statements might not have been "strong enough" for Kim Jong Un, whose regime announced a plan to fire four missiles near the US island territory of Guam in response to the White House's bold rhetoric.

Since the Clinton administration in the early 1990s, the USA has reacted to Pyongyang's "nuclear blackmail" with negotiated agreements that lead to aid and an easing of sanctions followed invariably by broken promises, a growing nuclear arsenal and more threats. "I'd say [Trump's] being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch".

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"It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse", he added.

Kim Jong Un thinks "the nuclear weapons will prevent USA from getting involved", Sun said.

Yun Sun, a senior associate at the Washington, D.C. -based Stimson Center, argued North Korea would not need intercontinental ballistic missiles to strike South Korea, whose capital sits just 35 miles from the border. The regime's recent military tests reveal that the entire continental USA with the exception of Florida may be in range of North Korean missiles.

MSNBC host Joy Ried chided President Donald Trump for threatening war against both North Korea and Venezuela saying it was hard to tell his sabre-rattling rhetoric from that of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un or HBO's "Game of Thrones" character Daenerys Targaryen.

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