Trump's harsh language on North Korea has little precedent, experts say

Aaron Brown
August 11, 2017

"They count on me to be a straight shooter with a calm voice", CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert began, hours after Donald Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un launched their my-hands-are-bigger-than-yours war of words Tuesday.

However, when talking about North Korea this week, Trump's statement threatening North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" is nothing to joke about. An eerie echo of how Truman threatened Japan in 1945.

Ms Berger said: "I don't think we have a much higher chance of being involved in a military conflict than we did in the a year ago or two".

"Thankfully, faced with the greatest challenge of his presidency, Donald Trump stepped up and in a moment of pure statesmanship, deescalated the rhetoric and brought calm to our anxious nation".

Whenever North Korea ratchets up its rhetoric, the world typically turns to the USA president for a response.

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It was an escalation of words Tuesday between the US and North Korea, following reports that the small country had created a warhead small enough to fit on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Gordon Humphrey has written a letter to the state's congressional delegation, calling President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat to North Korea "crazy" and questioning his fitness as president.

Des Moines residents said the back-and-forth dialogue between the United States and North Korea was "terrifying", "out of control", and not a "positive thing". And I just started the "Handmaid's Tale.' You know Kim Jong-un is insane, right?"

"Shh! Shut up! OK?" "And you know what else we've seen?"

It seems Colbert has his mind set on TV dystopia.

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