Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Saturday ripped President Donald Trump's record on his 100th day in office, singling out the commander-in-chief's rhetoric for contributing to a "hair-trigger atmosphere" with North Korea and dictator Kim Jong Un.
"This administration is really unnecessarily ratcheting up and turning up the heat and making the situation more grave than I think it needs to be," the Florida Democrat and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, told Wolf Blitzer on CNN.
"While I certainly believe that we need to make sure that North Korea understands that their becoming a fully capable nuclear state is absolutely unacceptable, there is a hair-trigger atmosphere there.
"The rhetoric that President Trump and his administration is engaged in is not helpful in trying to make sure that we can use a more diplomatic approach to keeping him in check," she said.
Kim on Saturday test-fired another ballistic missile – his ninth since Trump took office in January – drawing condemnation from the president, members of Congress and world leaders.
The test failed.
In addition, Wasserman Schultz praised participants in Saturday's protests around the country against President Trump's climate change policies, noting that it was the third major demonstration since his term began.
"We have a mobilized and organized effort to push back and fight President Trump's really hardline-extremist agenda," she told Blitzer. "He has tried to take away healthcare from millions of people. He wants to roll back protections for our environment that are going to do grave harm for generations to come.
"You have millions of women who are fighting him on his plans to take healthcare away from us, to roll back protections for our equitable treatment.
"They're not going to stand for it.
"The best news story of the first 100 days is how many people are organized against President Trump's irrational and extreme agenda."
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