Parsing Tough Rhetoric On North Korea 15:00 Download

11 August 2017, 12:15 | Isaac Mcdaniel

'Dennis Rodman–did you do nothing?': Colbert loses his cool over escalating North Korea tensions

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On "The Late Show" Tuesday, Colbert explained the sanctions placed on the insular North Korea - which were approved by 15 U.N. member nations and spearheaded by the U.S.

Quinn, who was a US ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, said there's no need to panic.

Matt then asked her if that meant Donald Trump was more of a dnager to the world than Kim Jong Un.

He urged the delegation to support HR 1987, the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, writing that "serious crises are bearing down on us".

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It is not clear whether Mr. Trump intended the historical parallel - White House officials did not respond to questions about how much planning went into his brief statement, or what was intended by the alliterative language - but it was a stark break with decades of more measured presidential responses to brewing foreign conflicts.

There were a few things on Colbert's laundry list that he wanted the North Korean dictator to know, though.

The White House administration continued its harsh tone toward North Korea on Wednesday as Defense Secretary James Mattis publicly demanded the communist regime stop pursuing nuclear weapons. "The president also has the power in the Constitution to defend the USA and take all necessary measures if we are threatened, I struggle to understand how there would be a threat so grave that the preemptive response from this administration would be a nuclear bomb". "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States". "And I just started "The Handmaid's Tale"!" And I just started the "Handmaid's Tale.' You know Kim Jong-un is insane, right?"



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