Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un

Nuclear war

Nuclear war

On Friday's "CNN Newsroom", Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) stated that President Trump says things that seem like they could have been said by Kim Jong-un.

North Korea has responded in kind, assuring the United States of "total defeat" in the event of a war and claiming it is preparing for an attack on the American military base in Guam in mid-August.

"You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", Ellison, who also serves as the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, said.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We will continue to work with the United States and our global partners to maintain pressure on North Korea and counter the security threat posed by its pursuit of nuclear weapons. So if you don't want to get caught, deer-in-the-headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately".

After the conference, Ellison told the Washington Post that he probably shouldn't have made his point that way and immediately knew it could be used as as attack against him.

"That was one of those I wish I'd not said", Ellison explained.

Corbyn said: "I think it's time that both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un toned it all down a bit".

However his latest calls for calm came before Trump's latest threat to North Korea when he tweeted out a message warning that the USA was "locked and loaded". And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis. Democrats appear to be playing a risky game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump.

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