Trump taunts North Korea as China urges calm

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On Thursday, North Korean state media detailed a plan to launch four intermediate-range missiles toward the territory, suggesting that it would splash the Hwasong-12 missiles into the sea less than 25 miles Guam's coast.

President Donald Trump is seeking continued help from China's president in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear developments. And as far as I'm concerned, I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll.

Deterrence - the same policy that worked against the Soviet Union for about 45 years - along with sanctions, diplomacy and a renewed human rights campaign directed at the North Koreans, remains the only realistic option.

He explained that this was because Trump's controversial decision to withdraw the U.S from a landmark worldwide agreement to tackle climate change resulted in the rest of the world and individual US states and cities redoubling their commitments to fight global warming. Colbert wants the reclusive authoritarian regime to know that the US isn't looking for anything serious right now and wants to keep things open.

"Today's news makes clear that much more than these sanctions is required to protect US interests", said Jay Lefkowitz, a former USA special envoy on human rights in North Korea.

"I never confronted a situation, or could even imagine a situation, in which I would recommend the President make a first strike with nuclear weapons - understanding that such an action, whatever the provocation, would likely bring about the end of civilization", Perry said in backing their bill. We are united in calling on the North Korean regime to halt its nuclear program. We sanctioned Russian Federation just last week and it felt pretty great.

Many baby boomers grew up during the Cold War, when then US president John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev took the world to the brink of a nuclear conflagration with the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and the fear of annihilation was a seminal event in many of their lives.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Senator Ben Cardin, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we thank you very much.

Stephen Colbert, for instance, opened Late Show remarking, for the record, that he does not want the earth to blow up, and is nervous about the tension between Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un. "His rhetoric yesterday, I think, is a change that is probably necessary".

Kimmel continued: "By the way, he's making this insane threat from a golf course".

"President Trump this afternoon addressed the North Korean missile program and said if they continue to threaten the USA, they will be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen", Meyers continued.

He made comments Saturday while visiting his father's tomb in his ancestral hometown of Nagato in western Japan.

Colbert on Trump vs North Korea: 'You'll Get Us All Killed... But they have intensified since one intelligence agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, issued an unsubstantiated report last Tuesday that North Korea could fit miniature nuclear warheads onto its missiles.

Donald Trump is on a golf vacation (or golfcation, if that were a word), but that hasn't stopped him from fucking things up from the gilded throne of his wifi-enabled bathroom.



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