GOP rep: Trump's 'fire and fury' remark meant to pressure China

GOP rep: Trump's 'fire and fury' remark meant to pressure China

GOP rep: Trump's 'fire and fury' remark meant to pressure China

"What the president was doing was sending a strong message to North Korea in a language that Kim Jong Un would understand", Tillerson told reporters as he traveled back from Southeast Asia. He added that he doesn't think North Korea poses an "imminent threat". Condemned by North Korea, China and Russia, THAAD is being deployed by Washington in South Korea as a defense against possible missile launches by Pyongyang.

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio was in Jacksonville on Wednesday and strongly defended President Donald Trump's handling of the North Korean crisis.

Asian allies became restless after Trump, during the campaign, said Japan should protect itself from North Korea, or pay the United States for providing security.

"North Korea poses a serious threat to the US and all options should be on the table to protect the American people", Nelson said. "I am looking at two-state, and one-state", he said.

But restraint was not the word of the day on Friday as Trump sent out a cascade of unscripted statements, including what appeared to be another red line - the mere utterance of threats - that would trigger a US attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for Kim.

"The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army of the DPRK, capable of fighting any war the USA wants, is now on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack", it said.

After Trump tweeted that "Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower", Sean Spicer, who was White House press secretary, famously explained that "the president used the word "wiretaps" in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities".

I returned to Pyongyang in August 2010, at the invitation of North Korean leaders, to bring home Aijalon Gomes, an American who had been detained there. The regime added to the tensions with its threat Wednesday to launch a missile strike on the United States territory of Guam in the Pacific. Trump, responding to a report that USA intelligence indicates Pyongyang can now put a nuclear warhead on its long-range missiles, vowed to rain down "fire and fury" if challenged.

The tough talk capped a week in which long-standing tensions between the countries risked abruptly boiling over.

Trump, appearing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, upended the long-standing US commitment to a "two-state" solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

USA officials say they will be going ahead with long-scheduled military exercises with South Korea. See the millions of cars they sell in the U.S.?

"The people of our country are safe, our allies are safe", Trump said. Cohn explained that Trump's "dad is from Germany".

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