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Axios: Some White House Officials Fear Accidental War

Axios: Some White House Officials Fear Accidental War
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By    |   Wednesday, 03 January 2018 11:21 AM

President Donald Trump's ongoing feud with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has some White House officials worried that war could break out, Axios reports.

"Every war in history was an accident," an unnamed "administration insider" told the website. "You just don't know what's going to send him over the edge."

An outside adviser to the West Wing added that "this is the most important issue on the president's desk. We are in a hair-trigger environment. And this is potentially a shooting war with nuclear risk."

This person also asked, "What intel analysis or foreign policy advice leads to employing this as a tactic?"

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough also has reported that White House insiders and Republican leaders in Congress have privately expressed concerns about Trump's stability.

"The very people on the stage saying those things are the ones quietly behind the scenes telling every reporter that will listen to them how embarrassed they are to be associated with him — every one of them," he said on "Morning Joe" in December.

"They roll their eyes, they mock him, they're humiliated to be associated with that man. Then they go out and get behind the microphone and say that."

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., admitted this week that Trump's tweets have "made it more difficult" to hold diplomatic talks with North Korea.

"What we need is diplomacy between the United States, China and North Korea to supplement that or to lead that. And there, the president's tweets have made it more difficult for diplomacy to work," Cardin said on CNN's "New Day" program. 

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