Harsh Rhetoric Between North Korea and Trump Worries Investors

Trump 'Reckless' North Korea Remarks Undermine US Security - Congressman Engel

President Donald Trump is turning to one of the few non-military tools at his disposal to confront the escalating threats posed by North Korea: his instinct for verbal combat.

Following Trump's inflammatory remarks, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike the American Pacific territory of Guam with missiles.

"The North Koreans are smart enough to realize that it could not have been achieved in the few months that he's been in office", said James Person, a North Korea analyst at the Wilson Center in Washington.

Nauert says the pressure by the US and others on Pyongyang "is working".

"We need to be firm and deliberate with North Korea, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe", Mr Schumer said in a statement.

"Well, I think the United States, and some of you may disagree with this, but the United States is on the same page", Nauert said.

She also said the USA doesn't have a problem with the North Korean people, "it is the regime itself".

"I think it was just the wrong message and elevated the situation rather than showing the worldwide community that there is hope for a diplomatic solution", Mr Cardin told MSNBC.

"Article I of the US Constitution is very clear about that", he added. The country's state-run media called Trump's comments "a load of nonsense" and said "only absolute force can work on him". "I was mentioning the discussions of a preemptive war on the peninsula, that clearly goes in the realm of the authorisation of Congress".

The congressman added that Trump had put United States credibility on the line by drawing an "absurd red line" and predicted that Kim would likely "call his bluff as America's adversaries watch".

On Wednesday, Trump continued his bellicosity toward North Korea, bragging in a series of tweets about USA nuclear weapons, while saying that, "hopefully we will never have to use them". Gordon Humphrey (N.H.) sent a letter to several lawmakers urging President Trump's prompt removal from office.

"President Trump has basically drawn a red line".

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