Based on a military assessment Tuesday, U.S. intelligence officials have determined that North Korea has, indeed, successfully created a nuclear warhead and “crossed a key threshold” to becoming a fully-fledged nuclear power.
Multiple reports referencing a U.S. military analysis completed in June by the Defense Intelligence Agency are noting that U.S. officials estimate North Korea possesses up to 60 nuclear weapons in its arsenal. Kim Jong Un’s military capabilities are advancing far more rapidly than experts had predicted.
Following the release of this revelation to the public, President Trump responded in a statement to North Korea from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. His full statement can be read be read below:
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. [Kim Jong Un] has been very threatening, beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.”
Following Trump’s statement, many politicians and elites were divided over the president’s rhetoric. Some claimed he was proving to be the strongest and most capable president to handle the psychotic communist dictator of North Korea and his evil regime. Others criticized his provocation, such as Sen. John McCain, who told a reporter that he has “long ago given up trying to interpret what [Trump] says.”
“Fire and fury.” Are Trump’s comments and rhetoric justified, considering all the defaming remarks Kim Jong Un has made towards the U.S. or is his statement concerning and a bit of an unnecessary poke at a rather serious situation?
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