LIVE VIDEO: State Department Briefing On North Korea

USA Today reports:

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert will hold a briefing Wednesday on the heels of tense exchanges between the U.S. and North Korea. A day earlier, President Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” in response to reports of a new milestone in the country’s nuclear quest.

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that North Korea’s military is considering a missile launch aimed near U.S. strategic military installations in Guam. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged calm, saying he sees no “imminent threat” of attack.

  • safari

    We have a state department?

    • Todd20036

      deep state department.

      • Christopher

        Given the Russian connections with this regime, I think it’s safe to call them the Red State Department.

        AND it was the “red states” that helped elect this monumental embarrassment of a human being.

    • Jeffg166

      From rent-a-center.

  • safari

    I’m not use to a well dressed, seemingly nice spox. It feels wrong.

  • colo303

    Most Americans have developed such a dislike of N Korea, either through posts or characterization of their leader that this will be a boon for Trump. Apparently, we need big thing to kill people and realize what f-heads we really are every 50 years or so.

    • Tawreos

      We still have a war going. They should finish that one before they start another one.

      • Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, various African nations w/ISIS…

        You’ll need to be more specific about which war.

        • Tawreos

          I thought we were really only heavily involved in Afghanistan currently and the others we had a lesser role in.

          • Christopher

            Very true, but there’s still time for Cheetolini to escalate those others as well.

        • fkevin

          And the last treaty of the Korean War was a cease fire. A peace treaty was never ratified. South Korea and the US are still technically at war with North Korea.

  • Tawreos

    “…saying he sees no “imminent threat” of attack.”

    Because sneak attacks are always announced in advance.

  • Lazycrockett

    Yeah nothing is alarming bout a mentally ill Fat boy man threatening to nuke a country.

    • Jonathan Smith

      which one?

      • kareemachan

        AOTA.

    • clay

      Instead of “fat man” and “little boy”, we’ve got “fat boy” and “little man”.

  • clay

    Honey, no one’s suggesting a two pronged approach isn’t good (okay, no one with experience with North Korea is suggesting it isn’t good), we’re just suggesting that threatening them (without planning), and then failing to follow through with that threat, is counter-productive. We’ve just told Kim that we are a threat to North Korea, but not one he has to take seriously. In a three day time period, we’ve given him motive to continue his weapons program, and removed any reason for restraint.

    • kareemachan

      ..

  • ByronK

    They’ve all got that Kellyanne thing down. “You call that alarming? I’ll tell you what’s really alarming!” Then off on another subject.

    • Bryan

      “Stop obsessing over this!”

    • KQCA

      Exactly. More double-speak, talking down to reporters, insulting citizens, and praising the fool sucking his thumb in the oval office.
      This “briefing” is nothing more than another failed attempt at posturing.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    She says that North Korea is ‘a big deal, and a concern to the world’, then why did Trump provoke the situation and make it worse…

  • Lazycrockett

    Well shes bout as worthless as The Huckster.

  • Lazycrockett

    Let me read this paper.

  • Lazycrockett

    Did she use to work for Faux?

  • ByronK

    Gee, I wonder why there are so many reporters? Stupid twat.

  • james1200

    You know when you see something so disturbing you have to share it with others otherwise it ends up eating your soul? That’s why I’m passing this nightmare fuel on to all of you…

    http://www.sopitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/mascaras-pesadilla.gif

  • Lazycrockett

    The president is openly threatening to nuke a country and the press and the public is being to obsessive????

  • We still have a State Department?

  • I’m experiencing cognitive dissonance. She seems entirely too normal and competent.

    Is she an Obama administration holdover?

  • Ninja0980

    Didn’t know we still had a State Department.

    • Seems a common reaction.

    • kareemachan

      Didn’t know the DOS had Faux Noise-style blonde bimbos as briefpersons.

      ETA: Just read downline, and I guess I nailed it. Ex-Faux Noise bimbo.

  • Ninja0980

    O/T but was watching Season 5 of Bewitched and I HATE what they did to Uncle Arthur’s character.
    Having him go from having as much power as Endora to being a male version of Aunt Clara, nope.

    • I felt the same way. Show became way more slapstick in later years. If I remember correctly, they also began making Endora more ding-batty.

      • Ninja0980

        Wasn’t the same after Dick York left.
        Plus in the later years Elizabeth Montgomery grew tired of playing Samantha.
        Throw in the fact they started recycling scripts from the earlier years and you have the reason why the hubby and I only have the first five seasons on DVD.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    How the French are viewing this …

    https://twitter.com/libe/status/895357956866416640

    • Timothy W.

      In a 2017 sequel to Freaky Friday, this made for TV movie starring Haley Joel Osment follows the wacky missteps that occur when two global leaders wake up one morning in one body

  • Gigi

    Judging from Nauert’s picture it looks like the thrill of working for Trump wore off some time ago.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Niiiiiice.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Hilarious!
      They should sprinkle a dozen golf balls under it, as if it just laid some eggs.

    • PickyPecker
    • Lazycrockett

      Shame he’s at the NJ White House and can’t see it.

      • Todd20036

        He’s never at the DC white house.

        • Snarkaholic

          “That dump? They haven’t replaced the furniture in centuries!” ~Chump, definitely

    • Bryan

      Bok-bok!

    • Todd20036

      Picky Pecker approves!

  • Mike C

    Rexxon urges calm. And quiet please – he’s trying to sleep.

  • kareemachan

    May I remind everybody that Clinton has a pretty good base built up with NK before shrub AND cheney the dick decided to be tough guys with them? Things could have gone very differently if the repugs hadn’t dumped his plan….

    But cheney the dick had a jones about NK AND Iran – and many repugs still do. To the detriment of the rest of us.

    • The day NK detonated their first nuke, it was clear Dubya’s administration helped make it happen. Much of it was due to their “all stick, no carrot ever” approach. (Yeah, okay, a few oil sales were allowed, but it was never enough and throughout it all, Cheney-ites refused to give NK the one thing they wanted, which was respect as a sovereign nation.)

      Consider the context: They falsely accused Iraq of working on nuclear weapons and used that as a pretext to invade. Said invasion would not have happened had Iraq actually had nuclear weapons. Hence the Dubya admin created huge incentive to pursue nukes for any nation being saber-rattled at by the US. Or put more simply:

      USA: “You’re developing nuclear weapons! Unacceptable!”
      Other nation: “No we’re not.”
      USA: “You are! Will not allow! Getting ready to invade/bomb you!”
      Other nation: “Fuck, we’d better get some nukes.”

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, Republicans have managed to make the world a more dangerous place each time they are in power.

  • Lazycrockett

    and from the adult in the administration.

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/895327623672352768

  • ByronK

    How, she might be prettier than Sarah but she’s just as big of a bitch to reporters.

  • Michael R
    • Buford

      Also, note that we completely stopped talking about Trump’s re-tweeting of classified info regarding NK missile movements yesterday. THAT story is pretty big, considering that this WH has suggesting a desire to kill leakers and to jail journalists in order to stop damaging leaks.

      The fact that Manfort’s home was searched by the FBI and that North Korea said stupid things should be back-pagers relative to Trump again demonstrating that he cannot be trusted with sensitive intelligence.

  • Reporter stretches metaphor well beyond breaking point…

  • johncAtl

    MAGA KYAG

  • Lazycrockett
  • DoctorDJ

    This. Is. Not. Right.

    “State Department spokesman Heather Nauert on Wednesday scolded reporters for “obsessing” over Donald Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

    But one reporter took exception to that characterization.

    “Can I take issue with your use of the word obsess?” a reporter fired back. “We’re not obsessing about this. This is the president of the United States threatening a nuclear armed country, whether you want to accept it or not, a country that is armed with nuclear weapons with ‘fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen.’”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/watch-trumps-state-dept-gets-hammered-after-scolding-reporters-for-obsessing-over-nuclear-war/

    • Treant

      Yep. I’m getting very, very tired of being yelled at by these people for focusing on what they’re saying and doing as opposed to the nonsensical spin they want me to swallow.

      Honestly, if you’re going to lie, make it believable. And don’t get pissed when I refuse to believe your lies.

  • Ish

    The threat of “imminent attack” comes from Washington not Pyongyang.

  • DoctorDJ

    “She is a former co-host of Fox & Friends and Fox & Friends First,…”

    Welcome to the amateur hour.

    • coram nobis

      Another one from Roger Ailes’ collection of blonde Barbie dolls?

      • DoctorDJ

        Is it too much to ask that professionals run the government?

        • coram nobis

          Given this presidency? Well …

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    Remember, in Trumpland everything means the opposite of what is said.

    “Winning” means “losing.”

    “No imminent threat” means “we’re fucked.”

    • ted-

      Pretty much…

  • Bluto

    She’s damn perky while we’re threatening nuclear war.