Trump tweets backhanded warning to North Korea, mentions upgraded United States nuclear arsenal

Ted S. Warren  AP

Humphrey said a Commission on Presidential Capacity could potentially remove Trump under Article 25 of the Constitution, which states the vice president should assume the role of president if he and a congressional majority believe the president is unable to discharge his duties.

Mr. Trump suggested in tweets that in his almost seven months of serving as commander in chief, he has made the arsenal more robust.

Trump also warned if Kim followed through on plans to strike Guam, the US response "will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before". But he says that, until that happens, the U.S.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", the President said from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J.

"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.

A senior administration official who deals with the Korea issue said the "fire and fury" comment, which was Trump's strongest warning yet for North Korea and which he delivered to reporters in New Jersey, was "unplanned and spontaneous".

Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan. The victim's face had been obscured by CNN's logo - leaving viewers with the impression that Trump was, literally, beating up CNN. "He's not going to contain the threat, he's going to stop the threat", Mr Graham told CBS.

The tweet came as Trump traded escalating threats with North Korea.

China, North Korea's closest ally despite Beijing's anger at Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programmes, described the situation as "complex and sensitive", and urged calm and a return to talks.

The letter comes amid news that North Korea declared a plan to launch a ballistic missiles toward the US territory of Guam - 4,000 miles west of Hawaii in the Pacific - where the USA has a significant military presence.

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers, a move that if carried out would be its most provocative missile launch to date.

The South Korean capital, Seoul, is within range of massed North Korean rockets and artillery, which would be impossible to destroy in a first USA strike.



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