Trump's 'fire and fury' broadside his own, White House says

Katrina Barker
August 13, 2017

"President Trump said that North Korea's threats against the United States, if they continue, will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen before".

"My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before", he wrote on Twitter. He also said that he hopes the United States will never have to use its nuclear weapons.

So while Trump may have said before he took office that the USA has to "strengthen and expand its nuclear capability", not much has truly happened on that front just yet, no matter what you read on Twitter.

The tweet came as Trump traded escalating threats with North Korea.

That was the year the president, who at the time was just a businessman of course, appeared on NBC's Meet the Press and talked about what he'd do if he was commander-in-chief.

An adviser to President Donald Trump said it was "simply nonsensical" to think that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should discuss USA military decisions in relation on North Korea.

A Republican who's a leading voice on defense issues says President Donald Trump has "basically drawn a red line" with his strong warning on North Korea. But he added: "Hopefully we will never have to use this power".

On Wednesday morning, Trump retweeted "Fox & Friends" tweets about Trump's fiery rhetoric.

While the USA has daunting nuclear power, the Pentagon's program has been beset with morale, training, discipline and resource problems.

And in an interview with BBC radio on Thursday, audio of which was obtained by The Washington Post, Gorka dinged Tillerson when asked about the Secretary of State's attempts to calm things down.

This is why it's quite ironic that in an effort to intimidate North Korea, President Trump seems to be telling some tall tails of his own. Three U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the United States had not moved additional assets into the region after North Korea's threats against Guam.

Amid increasing tensions with North Korea, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to highlight comparisons between his leadership and that of former president Barack Obama, including an unscientific, almost week-old poll asserting he is the better president.

Tillerson says that "Americans should sleep well at night".

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