Trump taunts North Korea as China urges calm

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The Justice Minister has said the rhetoric used by President Trump around North Korea has been "unhelpful and scary".

Stephen Colbert has mocked Donald Trump over his "fire and fury" remarks. "North Korea responded today by saying they're carefully examining a plan to strike the U.S. territory of Guam".

"I believe it's important that the current language be scaled down, and that the current threat be weakened".

Trump responded by threatening to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen", which in turn prompted Pyongyang to threaten Guam, a United States territory where 6,000 USA troops are stationed.

James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, likened the volley of bombastic words between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the lead up to World War I. Yun and North Korean diplomat Pak Song II negotiated the release of imprisoned American college student Otto Warmbier in June. But I will tell you, we have tens of millions of people in this country that are so happy with what I am saying, because they say finally we have a president that's sticking up for our nation and frankly, sticking up for our friends and our allies. President Trump keeps heating it up. Control of Guam was then under the authority of the U.S. Navy.

North Korea responded with a specific threat, saying it would attack the waters around the US territory of Guam.

The decision will not only take action against alleged Chinese violations of US companies' intellectual property rights, but could also be perceived as an attempt by the USA government to crank up the pressure on Beijing to rein in North Korea.

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

"They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries".

"Maybe it wasn't tough enough", Trump said during a lengthy exchange with reporters.

Seth Meyers of NBC also weighed in, beginning: "According to the Washington Post, North Korea now has the ability to fit a miniature nuclear warhead on missiles that are capable of reaching North America". -North Korean relations and Americans imprisoned in North Korea, the source said.

Later referencing Harry S. Truman's speech announcing that the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Limbaugh compared Truman's - very similar - verbiage to that of Trump, and excoriated the mainstream media for criticizing Trump's speech.

A long setup straight-facedly assuring everyone that Trump's response to Kim Jong Un's Trump-esque inelegantly expressed martial metaphors (wolves do not strangle people) partook of calm statesmanship and level-headed de-escalation pays off in shared laughter at the sheer absurdity of the idea.

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