Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un

Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un

Rep. Keith Ellison, the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, told activists at the progressive Netroots Nation conference that President Trump was acting less responsibly than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that antiwar activism needs to ramp up as the president's rhetoric has.

Immediately after making the comment, Ellison regretted it and tried to retract his words.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

The Republican seemingly doesn't have much respect for Kim Jong Un, calling him a "plump, immature kid" who's in power because of accident of birth.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We will continue to work with the United States and our global partners to maintain pressure on North Korea and counter the security threat posed by its pursuit of nuclear weapons. We need to use diplomacy, behind the scenes, quiet, the way President Kennedy did during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962".

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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. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

Corbyn said: "I think it's time that both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un toned it all down a bit". And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis.

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.

It appears President Trump is willing to take that risk.

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