Like nearly all of his Republican peers in Congress (save for Rand Paul), Senator Marco Rubio applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to launch 59 tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base on Thursday.
And Friday on Fox & Friends, Rubio said he thinks that the strike might have an added — perhaps even unintended — benefit. He believes the action may cause North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to pause, after conducting another weapons test earlier this week.
“I don’t believe that the president sat there and said ‘I’m going to do this to send a message to North Korea,'” Rubio said. “I do believe it sent a message to North Korea. If you’re Kim Jong Un and you’re watching tonight, you’re realizing ‘We’ve got a different thing going on here.’ We’ve got someone who doesn’t just talk. He’s probably worried right now.”
Rubio said he thinks it’s time for other nations to be on the defensive.
“We spend a lot of time on American television being asked ‘Aren’t you worried about Putin? Aren’t you worried about North Korea? Aren’t you worried about the Chinese?'” Rubio said. “For once we can be able to say ‘They should be worried about us.’ And they should be.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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