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North Korea's History Is Far More Complex Than 25 Years Of Aggression

12 August 2017, 10:28 | Opal Carroll

Ellison: Kim Jong-Un Is 'Acting More Responsibly' Than Trump

Engel: Trump Says Things That Sound Like 'They Could Come Out of the Mouth of Kim Jong-Un'

Things are quickly heating up between the USA and North Korea, and there are no signs it will slow down after the Pentagon said Friday the military stands ready to "fight tonight", if necessary.

Discussing the escalating war of words between the US and North Korea over the latter's rogue nuclear program, Ellison raised eyebrows by saying the North Korea's despotic leader was acting better than the USA president. "You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there". When you hear words come out of his mouth, it seems like they could come out of the mouth of Kim Jong-un.

Trump said Thursday that he might need to be "tougher" than his original promise of "fire and fury" if North Korea continues to threaten the United States. "If you don't want to be a deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy immediately".

The Labour leader, a long time anti-war campaigner, said the result of a nuclear strike would go on for decades, adding: "I ask them both, calm down".

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After the panel wrapped up, Ellison walked back his remarks to Dave Weigel of The Washington Post.

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

The Labour leader warned: "We can not play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats".

Ellison's prediction was correct, as the Republican National Committee's rapid-response director, Michael Ahrens, told the Post, "With radical beliefs like these, Democrats need to decide whether Keith Ellison deserves to speak for their party going forward". Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, later retracted that but still said he thinks Trump is "irresponsible".



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