Phoenix’s KTAR reports:
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump must tread cautiously when issuing threats to North Korea if he is unprepared to act. “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,” he told KTAR News.
Earlier Tuesday, Trump said North Korea “had best not make any more threats to the United States” or “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” McCain said he would prefer Trump take the advice of former President Theodore Roosevelt in that he should speak softly, but carry a big stick.
“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,” he said. The senator said China should step in and order North Korea to step down by threatening economic sanctions. “They can shut down the North Korean economy in a week,” he said.
NEW: Sen. McCain reacts to Trump’s North Korea threat on local Arizona radio: pic.twitter.com/CGvYGPsHLr
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