“Hush little America don’t you cry, Trump’s going to sing you a lullaby!”
There’s no need to fear! Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, many Americans have begun to worry. However, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave a reassuring message that “Americans should sleep well at night.”
Rex Tillerson: Trump is “sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand” https://t.co/wYGdHH8afc
— New Day (@NewDay) August 9, 2017
On Wednesday Tillerson said that isn’t “any imminent threat” and added that “Americans should sleep well at night, have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days.”
President Trump on Tuesday ratcheted up his rhetoric against the government in North Korea, warning it will face “fire, fury and, frankly, power” if it threatens the United States.
Tillerson downplayed the warning, which many interpreted as a threat to wage nuclear war, saying Trump was simply trying to send a message.
Tillerson said, “What the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un can understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language,” he continued, “I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime on the U.S.’s unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies.”
The secretary of State also said he hasn’t seen anything that “would indicate the situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours.”
Tensions around North Korea quickly escalated Tuesday after The Washington Post reported that the country has miniaturized a nuclear warhead that can fit on a missile, though it remains unclear whether it has the capacity to deliver it to a target.
Trump responded to the report with a warning to Kim.
“He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” the president said to reporters at his New Jersey golf club.
In short, don’t worry! America in no imminent danger.
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