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Jake Tapper: Will a Trump Tweet Make NKorea Issue Worse?

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By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 08:30 PM

CNN's Jake Tapper brought President Donald Trump's Twitter use into the North Korean discussion Friday, asking a Republican congressman if the president's social media practices could make the tense situation on the Korean peninsula worse.

"Are you at all worried that someday he's going to get up and send a tweet about North Korea that could make things much, much worse?" Tapper asked Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.

Kinzinger took the question in stride and said regardless of who says what, "the dictator" — in this case North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — would be at fault if the situation escalates.

Tapper recovered and responded by saying, "Well, the dictator is the bad guy, don't get me wrong, but I'm just saying that things are fraught with tension and Kim Jong-un is not a rational actor."

Kinzinger continued the conversation by saying Trump has shown solid leadership in recent weeks, which includes his decision to strike a Syrian air base after that country's government was suspected of attacking its own people with chemical weapons last week.

"What I've seen in the president lately, frankly, is listening to his advisers, a lot more restraint on foreign policy," said Kinzinger, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. "It's like he's accepting the mantle and understanding that, look, his words and deeds have a huge impact."

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