Engel: Trump Says Things That Sound Like ‘They Could Come Out of the Mouth of Kim Jong-Un’

On Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) stated that President Trump says things that seem like they could have been said by Kim Jong-un.

Anchor Kate Bolduan asked Engel, “The country [North Korea] put out a statement saying that President Trump is pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war. Is President Trump driving this or is North Korea?”

He answered, “I think both. And, you know, you would expect better from the United States. I mean, we’re not North Korea, thank God. … The president has to act like the president of the United States. When you hear words come out of his mouth, it seems like they could come out of the mouth of Kim Jong-un. That’s not what we want. And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis. We need to use diplomacy, behind the scenes, quiet, the way President Kennedy did during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.”

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