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Dem Congressman Dings Trump: Shouldn’t ‘Get Into a Twitter Shouting Match’ With Kim Jong-un

This morning, following reports that North Korea had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb and has the capability to fit the bomb on a long-range missile, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to sound off on the situation. This comes after previous tweets and statements the president has made about the escalating crisis, such as his infamous threat of “fire and fury.”

During an appearance on ABC’s This Week today, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) was asked by host Martha Raddatz to comment on Trump’s response to the situation and what it has done to the equation.

“I don’t think it’s helpful to get into a Twitter shouting match with a 32-year-old dictator in North Korea,” Castro said, referencing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “I think unfortunately that it’s escalated the tension and the situation. And he needs to let his diplomats and his military generals and others handle this situation.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Castro remarked on reports that Trump is looking to end a free-trade agreement with South Korea which could possibly cause a trade war with a democratic ally during rising escalations in the region.

“This is not the time to get into a big trade fight with South Korea,” he stated.

Watch the clip above, via ABC News.

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