Keith Ellison: 'Irresponsible' Trump could bring about first strike by North Korea

Lester Mason
August 13, 2017

Bets on a statue of Trump being erected in North Korea this year can now be made on odds of 66/1, while the likelihood of Jong-un staying on as North Korean leader beyond 2031 has been put at 4/7. The escalation between the United States and North Korea has prompted the bookie to serve up a menu of North Korea specials for its punters.

"You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", said Ellison (D-Minn.).

Workers also carried red banners emblazoned with slogans praising their leaders and the country's strength as President Trump continued to tout military action "if Kim Jong-un utters one overt threat against the US". "So if you don't want to get caught, deer-in-the-headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately".

Worry about North Korea's progress toward working nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the president's talk of "fire and fury" being used to stop it, repeatedly emerged over the first two days of the conference.

"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 Friday. And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis. Democrats appear to be playing a risky game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump.

Ellison's prediction was correct, as the Republican National Committee's rapid-response director, Michael Ahrens, told the Post, "With radical beliefs like these, Democrats need to decide whether Keith Ellison deserves to speak for their party going forward". Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, later retracted that but still said he thinks Trump is "irresponsible".

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