Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria

Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria

"There is no more time to stick our heads in the sand and think we have months or years to confront this challenge". Colbert wants the reclusive authoritarian regime to know that the US isn't looking for anything serious right now and wants to keep things open. "We're all gonna die", before expertly feinting at viewers' desire for reassurance, again and again.

Both the secretary of defense and the secretary of state seem to be trying to cool down the rhetoric against North Korea. "My God, Dennis Rodman, did you do nothing?"

And it's really only - it's been less than a week since the U.N. Security Council took their actions where - these were massive sanctions.

Graham said the situation with North Korea is growing "increasingly risky".

But the threat escalated in a major way this week, amid reports that U.S. intelligence agencies assess that North Korea has the produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead.

"We are at a point in time where choices will have to be made one way or the other", Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, said recently.

The North regularly threatens nuclear strikes on the United States and its allies. We sanctioned Russian Federation just last week and it felt pretty great... they threaten us in a way you never will!

ZELDIN: You know, they don't have a good track record. "You should see the size of their missiles".

President Donald Trump may roll out a long-expected initiative to investigate China's trade practices on Monday, with emphasis on alleged intellectual property theft, two administration sources told NBC News.

"I think China can do a lot more", Trump told reporters on Thursday.

Trump is determined to make China an enemy, rather than getting them to commit to talk down North Korea's ambitions, whatever they may be. "They will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".

"Shut up!" Colbert exclaimed. We need to get - it's going to be tested quickly over the course of literally weeks as to whether or not China's serious. So Trump may be thinking, 'You know what? He's a loose cannon like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon. "While only 24% of Americans trust what they hear from the White House, Trump's approval rating in the same poll is 38%". Mr Yun is the only U.S. diplomat in contact with any North Korean counterpart. Well, don't just stand there, tweet something! "Yeah, that ought to cool things down".

"Today's news makes clear that much more than these sanctions is required to protect US interests", said Jay Lefkowitz, a former USA special envoy on human rights in North Korea. And where they might have - where they might be threatening to do something that they don't yet have the ability to do or don't have an actual intention of doing, then that is where you start, you know, looking back at the multilateral diplomacy and the economic pressure. Meyers then showed a photo of Kim.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged Democrats to "park their hatred of Donald Trump" while the threats by North Korea loom.

"Today started, it was a attractive summer day here in LA, and suddenly I was on Google searching ways to survive a nuclear attack", Kimmel began before showing Trump's statement. "The potential for infrastructure improvement and job creation will be limitless and, to use an old chestnut, we'll be putting the "new" back into 'nuclear'".

Watch the clip above, via CBS. There's probably a little shop that sells range balls in the next room.

Former Republican Senator Gordon Humphrey, who represented New Hampshire in the United States Senate from 1979-1990, said in a letter to New Hampshire's congressional representatives that Trump has a "seriously sick psyche" and that his "sick mind and reckless conduct could consume the lives of millions".

Trump and supreme leader Kim Jong-un have traded remarks regarding recent aggression on the part of North Korea - including a threat to strike USA bases in Guam. So they responded to the president's threat about not making any more threats with another threat.

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. "I'm sure everything will work out fine".

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