Trump said on Tuesday the USA would rain “fire and fury” on North Korea, which some said could “only be interpreted” as a nuclear threat.
Trump doubled down on his improvised remark threatening North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen”, saying (paywall) today, “It’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries”.
“I take exception to the president’s comments because you’ve gotta be sure you can do what you say you can do”, McCain said on KTAR radio.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States”.
He added, “In this case, what we have is the art of the bluff”.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a security briefing on August 10, 2017, at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey. In a previous letter to Trump in May, the lawmakers criticized his response to North Korea’s actions as fickle and urged him to pursue direct dialogue with Pyongyang, while stressing that any preemptive military strike would require congressional approval.
“Marchers carried signs that read ‘Let’s become bullets and bombs defending Kim Jong Un, ‘” Tracy said.
Consequently, if Kim’s warheads strike USA military bases in the Pacific, the United States could ask for Britain’s assistance, but cannot formally compel the UK and other NATO allies to join the military efforts against North Korea.