Keith Ellison: 'Irresponsible' Trump could bring about first strike by North Korea

Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war?

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, declared that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is acting more responsibly than President Trump.

Upon leaving the panel, Ellison sought to do damage control, telling The Washington Post's Dave Weigel that he wished he had not made the remark. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

"I will tell you this, North Korea better get their act together or they're going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world", Trump said.

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

"You have this guy [Trump] making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", Ellison said. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" "What we need is someone bringing calm to the situation, not spiking it".

Since the Clinton administration in the early 1990s, the US 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.

Savage, the author of the best-selling "Trump's War: His Battle for America", noted Kim's threats are more than just talk, "he's actually been firing missiles". 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.

In an apparent response to Trump's tweet, a statement issued by North Korea's official KCNA news agency claimed the president is "driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war".

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