"President Trump's inflammatory rhetoric undermines our global credibility and is unlikely to de-escalate the situation", he said in a statement Wednesday.
The statement is a direct response to bipartisan criticism of the ultimatum Trump issued to North Korea on Tuesday. But if North Korea were to launch missiles toward Guam or Hawaii "that would certainly be more of an escalation" that could potentially roil markets more. What he's thinking can change depending on the day of the week.
Third reason there's no good military option is, in additional to nuclear and chemical weapons, North Korea also has a massive conventional military with all sorts of missiles and artillery that can hit South Korea, Japan (where over 50,000 Americans live as well as multiple military bases) and Guam as well. And you know, today he said actually it was a disgrace - that's the word he used - that the Senate effort failed by one vote.
MARTIN: Any more effort created to put more pressure on China - targeting specific banks, targeting businesses that do business with North Korea? - Trumpsaid he does not have any current plans to fire Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "Whether we've got them backed into a corner or not is hard to say, but diplomatically, you never like to have someone in a corner without a way for them to get out". "Mind you he's doing this from a golf club in New Jersey".
The prefectures sit in a line between North Korea and Guam. The officials also reminded Trump that around 1.8 million people of Korean descent live in the United States, many of them voters. I've been reading about it from you people.
The president said he meant it.
Here's how White House adviser Sebastian Gorka interpreted that warning on Fox News yesterday. "We should defend what we believe in, but until that happens we should stand still".
"That phone call (with Xi) will take place tonight", Trumptold reporters in New Jersey after talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.
James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, likened the volley of bombastic words between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the lead up to World War I.
Bannon's allies in the alt-right media and activist groups have been waging a ferocious public attack against McMaster, characterizing him as soft on issues like Iran, Israel, and terrorism and promoting a hashtag #FireMcMaster. In fact, Bush called North Korea one of the axis of evil countries. Among those taken by surprise, they said, was John Kelly, the retired four-star Marine general who has just taken over as White House chief of staff.
Most Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, are fearing that standing up to North Korea will be a "U.S. go-it-alone" strategy, Swalwell said, and in the past, that has "recklessly led to chaos".
But the tension continued Friday when North Korea saidTrump was "driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war" with his continued rhetoric.
Tensions over North Korea weigh on stocks but boost gold
Subdued US inflation has stirred doubts about the chances of another Fed interest rate hike this year, weighing on the greenback. North Korea could just be an excuse for people to cash in winning stocks, especially tech companies like Apple and Facebook .
Venkaiah Naidu becomes country's 13th Vice-President
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