Trump takes heat for ‘fire and fury’ remarks on North Korea

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Members of political media on Tuesday mocked President Trump’s stern warning to North Korea against threatening the U.S., saying the language he used sounded more like a statement out of Pyongyang.

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said to reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

The reaction from left- and right-leaning media followed quickly afterwards.



North Korea has been testing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) with the ability to reach mainland U.S., and earlier Tuesday reports emerged that North Korea has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to mount on such missiles.

In late July, North Korea tested an ICBM that experts stated had a range to hit major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles or Chicago.

On Saturday, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to sanction Pyongyang for the tests.


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