While the world listened to President Trump speak at the United Nations’ General Assembly this morning, many leaders watched intently to see just what he would say that may inflame world tensions even further.
While the speech began as expected, Trump soon launched into a verbal attack on multiple nations, including North Korea, Syria, Iran and Venezuela. The President seemed to stick to his teleprompter for the most part, but when discussing the United States’ possible reaction to North Korea’s continued nuclear threat, the President seemed to go slightly off on a tangent. Trump referred to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un as ‘Rocket Man,’ making a comment that “Rocket man is on a suicide mission”.
Even more worrisome to those in and around the Korean Peninsula, President Trump went on to further increase his violent rhetoric.
“If [the US] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Mr Trump said.
Camera’s happened to capture the US delegation during these remarks, and it appeared as if White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, who has clearly been turned off by past Trump remarks, was not a happy camper at all. As you can see from the image below, Kelly closed his eyes, rested his head on his hand and appeared to be in disgust at Trump’s remarks.
Kelly is not the only one who seems to have issue with Trump threat to ‘totally destroy a nation which is home to approximately 25 million innocent individuals. The media, as well as political pundits on both the right and the left have already come out to criticized Trump’s rhetoric.
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