Defense Secretary James Mattis Polarizes Twitter With North Korea Threat: ‘Mad Dog Doesn’t Play’

“Trump, Mattis, et. al. would rather blow up the world than go to jail,” tweets detractor

Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis sent social media into a tizzy on Wednesday when he issued a statement threatening North Korea. And Twitter appears to be divided across party lines.

“The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis said, referring to North Korea. “The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

Mad Dog’s statement comes less than 24 hours after President Trump warned North Korea of “fire and fury” if they continue to act aggressively toward the United States. Many conservatives are excited that Mattis is using harsh rhetoric, while the left fears the worst from a possible Trump-prompted war.

“Trump, Mattis, et. al. would rather blow up the world than go to jail,” one user wrote.

Others expressed pleasure with Mattis’ harsh statement.

“We cannot be bullied. We need to show strength. That’s how you stand up to a bully,” an observer with different views said. Check out more reactions here:

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