“It’s like from Queens, New York, to the Queen of England,” says @ChrisCuomo of Trump’s changing tone on North Korea.
Ret. Maj. Gen. James “Spider” Marks calls it the difference between “Hey, I’m walking here,” and, “Excuse me. I didn’t mean to get in front of your cab.” pic.twitter.com/ZqKvkc0YDn
— New Day (@NewDay) November 29, 2017
CNN’s Chris Cuomo addressed President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea Wednesday morning, mocking the president for his milquetoast warnings against the rogue regime in response to their latest missile text.
After North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that went higher than previously thought possible, Trump told reporters on Wednesday that “we will take care of it.” It was a far cry from Trump’s previous tone on North Korea’s military ambitions, which include threatening “fire and fury” and to “totally destroy” the country.
On New Day, Cuomo found Trump’s rhetorical neutering somewhat comical, claiming “he went from Queens, New York, to the Queen of England, in terms of sophistication.”
“Does that reflect that, for all the talk of military bravado, the military options are limited and very severe, and they would have severe implications, so the idea of going to them is something that you really have to be very reserved about?” Cuomo asked Retired Major General John Marks.
“It’s almost like ‘hey, I’m walking here,’ to ‘excuse me, I didn’t mean to get in front of your cab,'” the CNN military analyst quipped.
“The United States can handle this situation, and they can handle it with allies,” Marks continued, noting that the international community needs to declare that it will not accept a nuclearized North Korea.
Watch above, via CNN.
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