Are you ready for some nuclear war?
(CNN)President Donald Trump faced criticism from lawmakers in both parties on Tuesday after warning that North Korea would "face fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang keeps threatening the United States.
Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said he took exception to Trump's comments, warning that the President might not be able to follow through with the threats he is making. "I take exception to the President's comments because you've got to be sure that you can do what you say you're going to do," the Arizona Republican said in an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR.
"The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act."
Trump threatens North Korea after US assesses they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead Trump threatens North Korea after US assesses they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead Trump issued his warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Do you remember Trump asking, during his campaign, why the US won't use nuclear weapons if we have them? I do. Well here's the preznit threatening to do just that. How will the U.S. be able to use diplomacy now that Trump shot off his ignorant mouth with a threat of "fire and fury?" Does Trump even understand nuclear warfare?
As John McCain said, great leaders don't threaten that way. Leaders like Kim Jong Un do, and Trump is acting like Kim Jong Un.
Republican Senator Ben Cardin reported this morning that Trump did not consult with anyone, the Secretary of State or head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, etc., before issuing his bellicose threats.
Trump is a dangerous idiot.
That is about the stupidest and most dangerous statement I have ever heard an American president make,” John Mecklin, editor-in-chief of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, said to HuffPost.
The Bulletin created the “Doomsday Clock,” a symbolic representation of humanity’s proximity to apocalyptic destruction. Trump’s remarks followed reports Tuesday from NBC News and The Washington Post that North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside one of its long-range missiles.
"A man with no moral compass is capable of anything."