"They're a USA territory. They count on me to be a straight shooter with a calm voice", CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert began, hours after Donald Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un launched their my-hands-are-bigger-than-yours war of words Tuesday. "They will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen", Trump says.
Ms Berger said: "I don't think we have a much higher chance of being involved in a military conflict than we did in the past year or two".
It is not clear whether Mr. Trump intended the historical parallel - White House officials did not respond to questions about how much planning went into his brief statement, or what was intended by the alliterative language - but it was a stark break with decades of more measured presidential responses to brewing foreign conflicts.
An expert on North Korea security told LBC that the rogue nation will NOT start a nuclear war with the United States - unless they are provoked into doing so. We sanctioned Russian Federation just last week and it felt pretty great. they threaten us in a way you never will! Colbert said. "You're going to get us all killed".
Colbert then played a montage of Trump saying numerous variations of the phrase "the likes of which this world has never seen before".
Des Moines residents said the back-and-forth dialogue between the United States and North Korea was "terrifying", "out of control", and not a "positive thing".
However, according to an article in the Boston Globe, quoting an expert in the realm of presidential power, Trump has nearly "unchecked authority to order the use of conventional or nuclear weapons against North Korea".