Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took to Twitter Thursday, calling for Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) to stand with President Donald Trump to tell North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “no-no the nukes.”
“Time for Schumer McCain to stand with @POTUS in letting Lil Kim in NOKO know-so that he has to no-no the nukes,” said former Arkansas Gov. Huckabee in a tweet.
Huckabee’s tweet came after threats lobbed by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s regime were met with a sharp response from President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
President Trump warned North Korea that “if Kim Jong Un’s government makes more threats towards the United States, they ‘will be met with fire and fury,’” notes a CNSNews.com blog.
According to the Washington Examiner, Senator McCain took “exception” to President Trump’s remarks in a sharp response of his own:
“‘The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act, and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act,’ McCain told the Arizona radio station KTAR. ‘I take exception to the president's comments because you got to be sure you can do what you say you're going to do.’”
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer responded to President Trump’s comments in kind, stating that he thought the President’s comments were “reckless.”
Independent reported Sen. Schumer’s statement:
“We need to be firm and deliberate with North Korea, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe.”