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Rep. Keith Ellison: Kim Jong-un is 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump

Rep. Keith Ellison: Kim Jong-un is 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, declared that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is acting more responsibly than President Trump. "Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy", Congressman Keith Ellison said alluding to Trump during a gathering of online activists in Georgia.

Discussing the escalating war of words between the USA and North Korea over the latter's rogue nuclear program, Ellison raised eyebrows by saying the North Korea's despotic leader was acting better than the US president.

The United States must take into account the tragic failure of appeasement and Kim Jong Un's ultimate aim of reunifying the Korean peninsula in its response to the communist regime's threats of nuclear attack, contends talk-radio host and author Michael Savage. So, if you don't want to get caught deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately."-More".

Ellison immediately retracted those remarks in an interview with a Washington Post reporter after leaving the panel. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

"I subscribe to the Churchillian maxim of "jaw-jaw is always better than war-war" and given the consequences of a potential nuclear war, clearly, we do need to lower the temperature... rather than continuing in this rather bellicose way in which Donald Trump and indeed Kim Jong-un has been doing". "What we need is someone bringing calm to the situation, not spiking it". Democrats appear to be playing a risky game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump.

"That was one of those I wish I'd not said", Ellison said.