Speaking on ‘America Now’ Friday night, host Buck Sexton warned listeners that the United States was entering totally “uncharted territory” when it comes to North Korea, saying the situation has entered a “new phase” and the Trump administration was playing “high-stakes poker” with dictator Kim Jong Un.
“We are in uncharted territory here with North Korea. This is a regime […] that is so vicious, is so immoral, so destructive of its own people. I mean, it operates concentration camps. It’s the only place on earth where you have a modern-day communist gulag that is fully functional,” said Buck.
“We think that we can assess what the response will be from this guy […] who has nuclear weapons, a million-man army, and is worshipped in this hyper-militaristic, xenophobic cult. It is just the most combustible and most dangerous national security challenge in the world,” Sexton added.
“The Trump administration is absolutely playing high-stakes poker. I think that they recognize that pushing China on this […] is the only option. That kicking the can further down the road, pushing the issue further off into the future, is just not something that […] the Commander-in-Chief could do right now,” he said.
“I am absolutely feeling like this is in a new phase, a new stage, this is not business as usual, this is not the status quo,” said Buck.
“When you have a foreign head of state who is saying he’s going to detonate a nuke in the atmosphere, and is directly challenging our Commander-in-Chief […] Nobody really knows what the future is going to look like here,” he added.
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