As tension builds between the Unites States and North Korea, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough wants to remind his MSNBC viewers that he warned everyone President Trump was looking to use nuclear weapons back in 2016.
“Morning Joe” opened Wednesday’s show with a clip of Trump’s recent threats to North Korea followed by a look back at a segment from August 2016 when Scarborough warned about Trump and nuclear weapons.
“A foreign policy expert on an international level went to advise Donald Trump and three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons,” Scarborough said on August 3, 2016. “Three times he asked, at one point, if we have them, why can’t we use them?”
“Morning Joe” played the clip at least twice during Wednesday’s episode — he also reminded followers on Twitter.
Trump also took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to warn that the United States’ nuclear arsenal is far stronger and more powerful than ever, but added, “Hopefully we will never have to use this power.”
On Tuesday, Trump said the U.S. would respond with “fire and fury” to any North Korean actions that would put Americans at risk. This comment sent cable news into a tizzy and the threat has dominated news coverage
“There will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world,” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s “fire and fury” comment came after a Washington Post report that North Korea possesses a miniaturized a warhead that could fit on top of one of its missiles. North Korea’s military recently said it was examining plans for attacking Guam.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday, as he returned from an Asia trip, he doesn’t believe there is “any imminent threat.” Tillerson said that nothing he’s seen or knows of in the last 24 hours dramatically changed the situation between the Unites States and North Korea.
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