Dem rep: Not helpful for Trump to get into a 'Twitter shouting match' with N. Korean leader

Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroHispanic Democrats demand flu vaccines for detained migrants Pelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers Hillicon Valley: Google to limit political ad targeting | Senators scrutinize self-driving car safety | Trump to 'look at' Apple tariff exemption | Progressive lawmakers call for surveillance reforms | House panel advances telecom bills MORE (D-Texas) in a Sunday interview said President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE’s rhetoric on North Korea is not helpful and has only escalated tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

“I don’t think that it’s helpful to get into a Twitter shouting match with a 32-year-old dictator, Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnBolton rips Trump administration's move to block UN meeting on North Korea South Korea: North tested rocket engine The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE, in North Korea. I think unfortunately that it’s escalated the tension in the situation,” Castro told ABC’s “This Week” when asked about Trump’s comments that North Korea would face “fire and fury” should it continue to threaten the United States.

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump in the last month has faced criticism for some tough rhetoric he has used when discussing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

“And he needs to let his diplomats, and his military generals and others, handle this situation,” Castro added.

North Korean state television on Sunday said a test of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb capable of fitting on a intercontinental ballistic missile was a success. 

Pyongyang in recent weeks has also launched several missiles.