Keith Ellison Says Kim Jong Un 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump

Trump N. Korea statement wasn't tough enough

The Labour leader's warning comes after he called on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to hold direct talks "in the interest of sanity".

Immediately after making the comment, Ellison regretted it and tried to retract his words. Kim Jong Un is threatning to fire nuclear missiles at a nation he is not at war with, which has at least a thousand times as much nuclear firepower as he does.

"I've traveled and (seen) the anti-ballistic missiles that we have in Alaska, South Korea, Guam as part of my service on the Armed Services Committee", she continued.

McCaskill, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that while she's anxious about Trump's performance in high stakes negotiations with North Korea, she is confident in the missile defence systems that protect Guam and America's western coast. "You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", said during the conference, referring to Trump as making the "bellicose threats".

Gasps could be heard from the crowd of left-wing activists when Ellison made his remarks. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

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The two sides have been engaged in a heated standoff over Pyongyang's recurrent test-launches of ballistic missiles that Washington says are capable of hitting most of the U.S. mainland. I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong Un think that he needs to strike first. And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis.

Mr Corbyn said, while the United Kingdom should play a role with other nuclear-armed countries to mediate the impasse between the countries, the Government not to offer "blind loyalty" to the Trump administration.

I would say Keith Ellison is an extremist crank and that you can't ascribe the same level of insanity to the entire Democratic Party. "Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy".

Ahrens was not alone in his criticism, as many reactions on Twitter agreed.

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