Pelosi on North Korea: We’re ‘Poking a Stick in the Eye of a Mad Dog’ With What We’re Saying

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized President Donald Trump’s tack toward North Korea and its dictator Kim Jong-un.

Pelosi said, “Well, I think we have to exhaust every other remedy. North Korea’s behavior has to be contained, stopped, reversed. They cannot have a nuclear weapon that they — my view, my concern about North Korea, is not only what they’re doing, but what they’re advertising. That they may want to sell some of this technology. I was in Pyongyang a number of years ago in an intelligence trip. The capital of North Korea. And we were talking to them about stopping production of all of these missiles, the missile technology. They said, we only make them to sell them. Do you want to buy them? So I’m afraid whether it’s the technology, whether it’s the scientific know-how or whether it’s the launch capacity, what they’re doing is advertising. So it’s not only that they would have it, but that it could sell it, and that proliferation would be a danger — is a danger to the whole world. And they must be stopped.”

She added, “I would like to think we would exhaust every diplomatic remedy because we’re dealing … poking a stick in the eye of a mad dog, some of what we’re saying.

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