And that doesn't mean talk hasn't been tough - the USA has been speaking forcefully to North Korea all this time, said Ellen Tauscher, former US under secretary of state for arms control and global security under President Barack Obama . "He has surrounded himself with war hawks and interventionists who are giving him bad advice. Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the presidency at the earliest date", the open letter from the former New Hampshire lawmaker added.
"No, I don't see it that way", said attorney Marc Scaringi, co-chairman of Trump's Pennsylvania campaign in 2016.
Bordallo joined Conyers and sixty other House members in signing an urgent letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in which they expressed "profound concern over the statements made by President Trump that dramatically increased tensions with North Korea and raised the specter of nuclear war". The president's "reckless, ad-libbed threat to a nuclear-armed North Korea has put the entire world on edge". I think it would be better and in everybody's interest to de-escalate everything.
So it is worth noting that Conyers has taken a lead in organizing congressional opposition to Trump's bombastic threats about unleashing "fire and fury" on North Korea. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us". "And they have publically threatened to do so". "North Korea is a cancer metastasis that threatens the civilized world. But (House Speaker) Paul Ryan, (Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell, and other Republicans in Congress have the power to rein him in", Cantor said. "Nothing more than talk", said Hal Daub, former mayor of Omaha, Neb. When Trump, after a bipartisan budget deal was reached, tweeted the notion that "our country needs a good "shutdown" in September", White House budget director Mick Mulvaney was hustled out to contain the damage: "We've averted a shutdown". The U.N. finally gets it because we will not be intimidated any longer.
Meanwhile, the Republican hawks are also pushing the president towards launching war against North Korea.
Daub argued that "America First" is actually "a domestic GDP rebuilding initiative that is reducing the regulatory burden of the federal central system and it's starting to work. So that does give them in one sense an advantage in this kind of strategic rhetorical game", Mason said.