CNN’s Zakaria: Trump ‘Mishandled’ North Korea to a ‘Degree That Is Deeply Worrying and Dangerous’

Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” host Fareed Zakaria said President Donald Trump’s mishandling of North Korea was “to a degree” that he described as “deeply worrying and dangerous.”

Zakaria said, “How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear weapons capacity for at least ten years now. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis we now find ourself in has been exaggerated and mishandled by the Trump Administration to the degree that is deeply worrying and dangerous. From the start, the White House has wanted to look tough on North Korea.”

He added, “Trump has made clear that the United States would respond to North Korean nuclear threats, rhetoric with a massive military strike possibly involving nuclear weapons. Is this credible? No. The United States is not going to launch a preemptive nuclear war in Asia. Empty threats cheapen American power boxing in the administration for the future. So why do it? Because it’s Trump’s basic mode of action. For his entire life, Donald Trump has made grandiose promises and ominous threats and never delivered on either.”

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