Keith Ellison Says Kim Jong Un 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump function more like cult leaders than leaders of a country.

North Korea has responded in kind, assuring the USA of "total defeat" in the event of a war and claiming it is preparing for an attack on the American military base in Guam in mid-August.

"You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", said Ellison (D-Minn.).

Will Kim follow the lead of past cult leader Jim Jones, commit mass suicide, and take much of the world with him?

He continued, "The time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now. We need to use diplomacy, behind the scenes, quiet, the way President Kennedy did during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962".

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.

"I know people say the rhetoric wasn't stopping the advancement of their weapons, but we're tracking it and we have the technology to intercept", McCaskill said Friday.

McCaskill, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that while she's anxious about Trump's performance in high stakes negotiations with North Korea, she is confident in the missile defence systems that protect Guam and America's western coast. "What we need is someone bringing calm to the situation, not spiking it". Democrats appear to be playing a risky game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump. Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, later retracted that but still said he thinks Trump is "irresponsible".

Ahrens was not alone in his criticism, as many reactions on Twitter agreed.

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