Keith Ellison: 'Kim Jong acting more responsible than' Trump

Keith Ellison was on a panel at Netroots Nation in Atlanta today. The man who came very close to being the Chair of the DNC told his audience that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been acting more responsibly than President Trump.


“North Korea is a serious thing,” Ellison said. He continued, “You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there.

“Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader, well he’s acting more responsible than this guy is.”

This is hogwash to put it mildly. Trump’s “fire and fury” remark certainly wasn’t the kind of mild saber-rattling we’re used to hearing, but the North Korean regime makes far worse threats against the U.S. on a regular basis and has been for years. Recall North Korea’s recent response to UN sanctions last week:

Two weeks ago, North Korea threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the heart of America:

A year ago, there was a similar threat which included this video of a nuclear missile attack on Washington D.C.:

And this pattern has been ongoing for a long time. Back in 2013, North Korea made its first threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on America:


Here’s the video North Korea made in 2013 showing an attack on the U.S. Capitol where Keith Ellison works:

Of course, at the time most of these threats were made, North Korea didn’t have missiles that could reach the majority of the U.S. or miniaturized nuclear weapons to put on those missiles. Now they have both.

The point here is that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is clearly in a class by himself when it comes to nuclear trash talk and a general level of irresponsibility in his threats against the U.S. Ellison’s suggestion that he is acting more responsible than President Trump is absurd and really tells us he is not a rational arbiter of what is going on right now. Even at Netroots Nation, I wonder if the audience was buying his nonsense.

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David Strom 10:41 AM on December 08, 2023