Fantastic Fire And Fury

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"That's the problem with ratcheting it up", Mudd said on "The Situation Room" Wednesday.

"Donald Trump is impaired by a seriously sick psyche", he wrote.

It was probably inevitable that Donald Trump would catapult the world onto the brink of nuclear conflict by saying something intemperate, but it still sucks nonetheless.

According to the NYT, people familiar with the matter say that while Trump and his team anticipated that he might be asked about North Korea and they had brainstormed general responses, he "had not run the specific language by them".

This is more a diplomatic and political crisis than anything else, and for President Trump a good way to connect with his core constituents who love war hysteria and catchy slogans with alliterations. In light of Trump's recent threat to meet continued North Korean nuclear threats with "fury and fire", which Humphrey likened to "pouring gasoline on fire", Humphrey argued that the "system of checks and balances" is not enough.

The president was addressing reporters during his vacation at his New Jersey golf club before a security briefing with top advisers.

Trump said earlier this week of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, "he has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers, a move that if carried out would be its most provocative missile launch to date. "While force remains on the table, this path where the worldwide community increases pressure on North Korea must be tried first", said Soderberg.

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