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Keith Ellison: I Regret Saying NKorea's Kim 'More Responsible' Than Trump

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By    |   Friday, 11 Aug 2017 11:00 PM

The Democratic National Committee's Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., immediately tried to retract a statement he made on Friday when he said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "acting more responsible" than President Donald Trump, the Washington Examiner reports.

"North Korea is a serious thing," Ellison told attendees at the NetrootsNation conference. "You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong-Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy is."

Ellison then backtracked the remark, telling a reporter for The Washington Post immediately after leaving the panel, "That was one of those I wish I'd not said."

"It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse. I'd say, he's being incredibly irresponsible, and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch," he added. "I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong-Un think that he needs to strike first."

Trump again on Friday warned North Korea against following through on a threat made Wednesday to fire a weapon against the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, saying, "If he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast."

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