GOP Sen. Warns Trump Needs Congress' Approval For Preemptive Strike On NK

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

It's unclear, but how the president handles this crisis matters as North Korea prepares to cross a key threshold and become a fully-armed nuclear state.

"I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed, Mr. President, but I do say not more than 10 or 20 million dead, depending on the breaks". "If any of those people are tuning in right now, I just want to say, everything's going to be fine".

France is a member of the Security Council, which approved fresh sanctions on North Korea this month for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile testing.

Trump told President Xi Jinping that he plans to direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday to begin the probe into alleged Chinese violations of U.S. intellectual property rights, the official said. Colbert wants the reclusive authoritarian regime to know that the USA isn't looking for anything serious right now and wants to keep things open. "I'm just kidding. He said this". We sanctioned Russian Federation just last week and it felt pretty great... they threaten us in a way you never will!

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For once, it was not a tweet, but a regular old off-the-cuff remark to the press from President Trump that started an global outcry.

ZELDIN: Absolutely. Wherever you have any entity, whether it's an individual, a - or a business organization that is helping the North Koreans with their exports or obviously anything specifically targeting - directed to their program, then we should be using that leverage to show how serious we are and get China to hopefully up their game.

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In addition to familiarizing the visiting dignitaries with Trump's background and how he is likely to greet and act during the visit, the briefers say they constantly remind their principles to be careful not to take any of the US president's public statements too seriously.

There are also numerous examples of Trump using his Twitter account to call out leaders, such as North Korea's Kim Jong Un. I think there is still time for other measures.

Kimmel continued: "By the way, he's making this insane threat from a golf course". But they have intensified since one intelligence agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, issued an unsubstantiated report last Tuesday that North Korea could fit miniature nuclear warheads onto its missiles. USA intelligence, by the way, assess that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could potentially reach California, Oregon, and Washington, three states that didn't vote for guess-who, by the way. Pyongyang's missiles, buried beneath mountains or loaded onto mobile launchers, are not easy to find; even if we could strike them, metropolitan Seoul, which contains about 25 million people, is well within range of a massive conventional reprisal.

And the president's comments yesterday and today have made that more hard.

It questions whether the United States really has a strategy to bring North Korea to change their way.

"Donald Trump is seriously sick".

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis tried to send that message when he called on North Korea to "cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people" and to "stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons". "I'm sure everything will work out fine".

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