Vicente Fox to State Department: Take away Trump's 'atomic toy'

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox took to Twitter to urge the U.S. State Department to “take away the atomic toy” from President Trump.

Fox was responding to Trump's recent comments that he hasn’t ruled out military action in Venezuela and ongoing threats to retaliate against North Korea.

“.@realDonaldTrump: before you turn the world to ashes, why don't you worry about your countrymen: health, growth, education. Leader of None!” Fox tweeted.

“.@StateDept shut @realDonaldTrump's mouth & take away the atomic toy from his hand or you'll be equally responsible for destroying the world.” 

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In remarks to reporters at his New Jersey golf club Friday, Trump said he wouldn’t rule out a “possible military option” in Venezuela.

“Venezuela is not very far away, and the people are suffering and they’re dying,” he continued. “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary.”

Trump declined to say whether American troops would lead a possible military effort in Venezuela, saying: “We don’t talk about it.”

Trump also addressed rising tensions with North Korea, saying “hopefully it will all work out” between Pyongyang and the U.S. But when asked if the U.S. would go to war with North Korea, Trump offered a vague answer.

“I think you know the answer to that,” he said.

Trump comment’s came hours after issuing new threats against North Korea, tweeting that the US military is “locked and loaded” and Kim Jong Un would “truly regret it” if he attacks the U.S. territory of Guam as it has threatened.

Fox routinely uses Twitter to criticize Trump, recently warning that the president's “hot-headed” personality could lead to war. Fox became an outspoken Trump critic during the 2016 election, when Trump often spoke about making Mexico pay for a wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border.