North Korea announced on Wednesday a plan to attack the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam would be complete by mid-August.
Ellison, the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, initially made the comment at a panel during the left-wing activist gathering Netroots Nation in Atlanta, Georgia. "Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader; well, he's acting more responsible than this guy is. We need to use diplomacy, behind the scenes, quiet, the way President Kennedy did during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962". "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".
"I think that the president unfortunately has elevated [North Korean Supreme Leader] Kim Jong-Un now", McCaskill told the crowd, according to the Daily Journal Online.
"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. "What we need is someone bringing calm to the situation, not spiking it".
Trump said last night that his threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea may not have been tough enough. Democrats appear to be playing a unsafe game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump. But suggesting there is any degree of rationality from a guy whose every behavior shows him to be a madman, because that's you think you have to say to make Donald Trump look bad. are you happy with what you've become, Democrats?
Ahrens was not alone in his criticism, as many reactions on Twitter agreed.