Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Trump admin speaking in one voice on N Korea threat: State Dept

Trump admin speaking in one voice on N Korea threat: State Dept

Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio sounded deep concern over the situation with North Korea and say all options should be on the table, including a US military strike. "That's where my house is, and I have a vacation there in a couple of weeks", Colbert said. Though he does admit the current situation is not all Donald Trump's fault. This is the president of the United States threatening a nuclear armed country, whether you want to accept it or not, a country that is armed with nuclear weapons with 'fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen'. "For the record, we didn't start it", Colbert continued.

Colbert then played a montage of Trump saying numerous variations of the phrase "the likes of which this world has never seen before".

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club. They're a US territory. In a clip shown on "The Late Show", Trump said "Frankly, the people that were questioning that statement as too tough... if anything maybe that statement wasn't tough enough".

This afternoon, Trump was asked how he feels about the negative reaction his threats got, especially from Americans, and he doubled down.

"The President's "fire and fury" ad lib was not helpful", Reed said in a statement. "Love and rage? A papercut and a lemon? We're not your threat, but you're presenting an unacceptable threat to us and we have to respond". "We either do nothing, go to war or negotiate a stand down, and so far we've seen no sign that they're willing to negotiate". And they're going to continue to do things we don't like.

"Oh my god", Colbert added. "And I hope the president, which he is not now, is very careful about what his language is, and what he threatens", McCain said.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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