Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Gorka: Tillerson Comments Taken Out of Context

Gorka: Tillerson Comments Taken Out of Context

In a letter sent to Republican Senator Ann McLane Kuster, Humphrey said that Trump is making a bad situation worse with his recent promise that North Korea would face "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the USA, a local news station WMUR first reported. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee, warned North Korea about what would happen if it launched a nuclear strike.

Commenting on this report, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera stressed the need for the Japanese government to remain fully alert.

Far from reassuring everyone the world isn't hurtling towards nuclear destruction, the interview with President Trump's Deputy Assistant instead instilled a foreboding sense of doom amongst listeners. This morning, and let me just back up here for our viewers who might not know, I believe this morning you gave an interview to BBC Radio during which you said that "it was nonsensical for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to discuss military matters" and that he was "out of line".

"What they've been doing and what they've been getting away with is a tragedy and it can't be allowed", Trump said.

The United States operates two radar systems in Japan and one in Korea, which along with satellite surveillance would pick up any North Korean launch quickly, Karako said, and would transmit that data to Guam which also houses the advanced radar. The Obama administration did not do so.

The Department of State later weighed in, with spokesperson Heather Nauert defending her boss as America's top diplomat.

"Should Tillerson be listened to?" a reporter asked.

GORKA: I never said that secretary of state was - that's fake news 101.

"He's a cabinet secretary", Nauert said.

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a security briefing at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, August 10, 2017.

"The people of our country are safe, our allies are safe", Trump said. "I think the problem is a lunatic in North Korea with nuclear weapons".

When confronted with these comments hours later on Fox News, Gorka denied having ever described Tillerson's comments as "nonsensical", claiming he "never said that" and attacked the media for reporting his direct quote, calling it "fake news 101". "That's why we have a Department of Defense". That means you don't understand what the words secretaries of state means.

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