Trump Increases Rhetoric on North Korea, As His Aides Fight It Out

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his administration is drafting up paperwork to officially declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. “The Congressmembers indicate their strong support for Tillerson’s recent statements calling for direct talks with North Korea and offering assurances that our country is not their enemy and does not seek war or regime change”, the letter said.

Trump continued to ramp up the rhetoric with a post on Twitter this morning indicating that the prepared to take military action against North Korea.

Stopping in Guam for to refuel, he said he was hopeful a global “pressure campaign” involving Russian Federation and China could lead to dialogue with Pyongyang “about a different future”.

“Do I have military options?” Kim also added Trump was “extremely getting on the nerves” of North Korean soldiers with comments that showed his “senility”.

Asserting that United States would not be initiating the disarmament rump said,”Until such a time as they do, we will be the most powerful nuclear nation on Earth by far”. “Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?”

He delivered his “fire and fury” threat on Tuesday with arms folded, jaw set, and eyes flitting on what appeared to be a single page of talking points set before him on the conference table at his New Jersey golf resort.

The inflammatory words quickly escalated the confrontation to a new, alarming level and were followed shortly by new threats from North Korea. One is, we don’t know where all their nuclear weapons are; we don’t even know how many they have. “I think that’s why the rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang is beginning to become louder and more threatening”. I’ve been reading about it from you people.

The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW.

Fazio’s caption indicated he’d golfed with the president Wednesday at Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., course.

Here’s how White House adviser Sebastian Gorka interpreted that warning on Fox News yesterday. And it was a three – it’s $3 billion worth of exports of North Korea, over one third, being cut off.

Neither camp advocated language like “fire and fury“, according to the people involved.

“Kim Jong Un freezes any nuclear tests and any missile launches – we mean ballistic missiles – and the US and South Korea freeze large-scale military exercises”, Lavrov said, adding that North Korea regularly uses the drills to justify its missile tests and nuclear program. “And as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before”.