Donald Trump's words got ahead of him. He wanted to create a distraction from the other negative news of the day about him. His 'they will be met with fire, and fury like the world has never seen' rhetoric will turn out to be just that.
Donald Trump's credibility dips further as North Korea ignores his threat and ups the ante. The paper tiger further endangers the world.
It did not take long for North Korea's leader, Kim Jong un to cross Trump's red line. CNBC reported the following.
President Donald Trump appears to have painted himself into a corner: He must now follow up on his pledge of hitting North Korea with "fire and fury," or he risks further blowing U.S. credibility.
Kim Jong-un's regime said late on Tuesday that it may strike Guam. That came shortly after Trump warned Pyongyang it would face "power, the likes of which this world has never seen before" if the renegade state continued to threaten the U.S.
"If the red line he drew today was 'North Korea cannot threaten the U.S. anymore,' that line was crossed within an hour of him making that statement," said John Delury, associate professor of Chinese studies at Seoul-based Yonsei University.
Trump attacked President Obama when he did not attack Syria when they crossed President Obama's chemical weapon's red line. We are not dealing with chemical weapons now. We are dealing with nuclear annihilation. Trump once again has stepped right into another mess of his making, and this one could have much bigger repercussions.