Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un

Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un

On Friday's "CNN Newsroom", Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) stated that President Trump says things that seem like they could have been said by Kim Jong-un.

Things are quickly heating up between the US and North Korea, and there are no signs it will slow down after the Pentagon said Friday the military stands ready to "fight tonight", if necessary. "You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there". North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants world recognition for his regime and the US needs to stop backing him into a corner. "So if you don't want to get caught, deer-in-the-headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately".

"The time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now", he said.

Pentagon officials told Fox News on Friday that the U.S. military stands ready to "fight tonight" on the Korean Peninsula, as President Trump said the U.S.is "locked and loaded" and retweeted images from U.S. Pacific Command showing B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam.

The remarks drew outrage, and in an interview after the panel with the Washington Post, Ellison went into damage control. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

"That was one of those I wish I'd not said", he regretted.

Ellison's comment about Trump and Kim drew quick fire from the Republican National Committee.

Now a United Nations investigator has raised concerns about the three Americans still held in Kim's jails.

"With radical beliefs like these, Democrats need to decide whether Keith Ellison deserves to speak for their party going forward", the RNC rapid response director said.

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