By Alicia Powe
North Korea’s communists have joined many on the left in the United States who are blaming President Trump for the growing possibility of a nuclear conflict.
The state news agency, KCNA, declared Trump “is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war, making such outcries as ‘the U.S. will not rule out a war against the DPRK (North Korea).’”
The same state organ boasted Thursday that North Korea’s army would complete plans in mid-August to launch four intermediate range missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. territory of Guam.
WND reported Thursday the left’s accusations against Trump.
Unlike their passive acceptance of President Clinton’s tough rhetoric against North Korea and Barack Obama’s engagement in a cyberwar, it is Trump who should back off.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., characterized Trump’s comments as “reckless.”
“We need to be firm and deliberate with North Korea, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe,” Schumer tweeted.
We need to be firm and deliberate with NK, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 8, 2017
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the former ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned “President Trump is not helping the situation with his bombastic comments.”
Isolating North Korea “has not halted their pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Feinstein tweeted. “Diplomacy is the only path forward.”
New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Trump’s responses undermine U.S. credibility.
“Make no mistake: North Korea is a real threat, but the president’s unhinged reaction suggests he might consider using American nuclear weapons in response to a nasty comment from a North Korean despot,” Engel said.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., claimed the president’s Click to see the original article