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Like ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis’: Morning Joe Ponders Nuclear War in North Korea

As North Korea continues to threaten war with the United States, Morning Joe ended up talking on Wednesday about how the world could be looking at the highest potential for nuclear conflict since 1962.

The discussion began when the panel noted that the entire U.S. Senate had been invited to the White House for a briefing on the most recent hostilities with North Korea. Mika Brzezinski and Kasie Hunt acknowledged certain reservations held among Senate Democrats, though Joe Scarborough voiced that the rarity of such a meeting should make an impression on the North Korean government.

Veteran columnist Mike Barnicle got in the discussion, saying that between nuclear threats and Trump’s inexperience as a politician, “The United States government is confronted with a situation akin to October of 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis.” Barnicle next turned to the Washington Post‘s David Ignatius, discussing how guidance from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will be crucial for Trump as the world grows increasingly unstable.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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