Keith Ellison Says Kim Jong Un 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump


Democratic representative Eliot Engel said Friday that he believes President Donald Trump's remarks on North Korea sound too much like Kim Jong Un.

On Wednesday, North Korea announced that a plan to attack Guam would be complete by mid-August. Kim Jong Un is threatning to fire nuclear missiles at a nation he is not at war with, which has at least a thousand times as much nuclear firepower as he does.

Engel suggested using "behind-the-scenes, quiet" diplomacy in order to solve the crisis with North Korea.

Upon leaving the panel, Ellison sought to do damage control, telling The Washington Post's Dave Weigel that he wished he had not made the remark. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

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"I know people say the rhetoric wasn't stopping the advancement of their weapons, but we're tracking it and we have the technology to intercept", McCaskill said. "And I think it's something that has been tested in recent-enough memory that Kim Jong Un realizes that we have a capacity".

"Is President Trump driving this or is North Korea?" Democrats appear to be playing a risky game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump.

Ellison's prediction was correct, as the Republican National Committee's rapid-response director, Michael Ahrens, told the Post, "With radical beliefs like these, Democrats need to decide whether Keith Ellison deserves to speak for their party going forward". "Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy", Congressman Keith Ellison said alluding to Trump during a gathering of online activists in Georgia.