While President Trump seems to say a lot of things which will shock a majority of the American populace, yesterday he may have made some of his most shocking and frankly scariest comments yet as President. During a cabinet meeting at his Bedminster, NJ golf course, a reporter asked Trump his thoughts on the North Korean threat following reports that the rogue nation is now able to hit the United States with small nuclear warheads.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen… he has been very threatening beyond a normal state. They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power — the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump responded.
Following the comment, one which seemed to have threatened to use nuclear weapons against North Korea, political pundits, as well as even those in his own party, criticized him for the language. Arizona Senator John McCain was quoted as saying the following:
“I take exception to the President’s comments because you’ve got to be sure that you can do what you say you’re going to do. The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act.”
While one would assume that the President might step back from his comment, this morning he doubled and tripled down by retweeting, not one, but two messages from Fox & friends. The first was an article in which the right-winged Fox News seemed to praise the President for his words, while pointing out the real threat that North Korea is to the United States. The next message he retweeted was a video clip of him making the very remarks which got him in hot water in the first place (seen below).
President Trump vows America will respond to North Korean threats with “fire & fury” in a warning to the rogue nation pic.twitter.com/UaE2rPkZ6f
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 9, 2017
Clearly the President is not backing down from his rhetoric and by retweeting both of these messages this morning he seems to be doubling and tripling down on his threats to the rogue Asian nation.