Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Reckless Rhetoric on North Korea


Date: Aug. 9, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Trump's recent rhetoric regarding North Korea:

"President Trump's threat against North Korea is reckless and shows a serious lack of judgment. No matter how much the Kim regime deserves international condemnation and action - which it does - it is not a strategic or responsible response to issue wild threats of destruction. Such is behavior we'd expect to see from Mr. Kim himself, not the President of the United States. The President's words risk a dangerous and uncontrolled escalation of tensions that will undermine the safety of American personnel stationed in the region, the American people, and our allies. We must confront North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs with a clear strategy, including enforcing new UN sanctions against North Korea, not with bluster."