Earlier this week the North Koreans were rattling sabres, and we learned that they had miniaturized their warheads making their missiles more dangerous that previously known.
When President Trump was asked about the development he responded in his typical, off-the-cuff, and overly aggressive style.
The President wanted to make himself clear, the United States would NOT take the North Korean threat lightly.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.
They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.
He has been very threatening beyond a normal state.
And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
Needless to say, the President Trump’s comments have riled up our nations left wing. It’s needless hyperventilating from the constantly aggrieved left but the media picked up on it nonetheless and pretended that President Trump had said something wrong.
The media argued that his comments were “extreme,” “dangerous,” “questionable,” and “wrong.”
But really, what was the problem with what he said? “If North Korea threatens us, we’ll respond?” That seems perfectly reasonable.
The worst bit of media commentary had to be this one:
Donald Trump’s rhetoric makes it sound as though he shares a speech writer with Kim Jong-un, according to a former CIA expert on North Korea.
Thankfully, on Wednesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke up and gave his measured and vocal support of President Trump’s sentiments on North Korea.
The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack.
Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the world over, who agree the DPRK poses a threat to global security and stability.
The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.
President Trump was informed of the growing threat last December and on taking office his first orders to me emphasized the readiness of our ballistic missile defense and nuclear deterrent forces.
While our State Department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth.
The DPRK regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.
Translation: if North Korea messes with the United States or our allies, they’ll be in a world of hurt. Which is also pretty much exactly what President Trump said, in his “President Trump way.”