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“The View” Slams Donald Trump United Nations Speech On North Korea (VIDEO)

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The View Trump North Korea Speech

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The View Trump North Korea Speech

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On Tuesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations. They specifically slammed the president for threatening to “destroy” North Korea. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Trump addressed the General Assembly for the first time earlier today. In his prepared remarks, he called for the “sovereignty” of nations, but also vowed to fight regimes in North Korea and Venezuela. In regards to the former, he declared, “No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary.”

Those statements are lighting up social media, and the panelists on the ABC talk show were very fired up. Whoopi Goldberg began by saying “the entire world wondered what the current White House resident would say when he stood before the United Nations,” and then played a clip of Trump talking about Kim Jong Un (“Rocket Man”) and his country. Afterward, Joy Behar declared, “The guy does not know how to read a prompter, much less lead this country.” Sunny Hostin said it all seemed “scripted,” but “what was terrifying to me is I think he wasn’t only talking about defensive action but he left open the possibility of preventative action against North Korea. How do you go about destroying a country with 25 million people in it? That’s a war crime.”

“Is he talking about a nuclear option?” she asked. Behar said if that’s the case, South Korea and Japan would be wiped out, too. But she was skeptical, noting, “JFK talked liked that and then they made a deal behind the scenes.” Hostin pointed out that Trump is no JFK, and Goldberg also said this is a rather different situation. She went on to argue, “When you tweak the nose of the puppy, you will get bit. This is unstable versus unstable… I know a lot of his fans will say, ‘Yeah, that’s tough talk’… [But] just because the other folks is nuts doesn’t mean we’re supposed to be nuts.”

Hostin further shared that she recently led a panel at the United Nations, where she heard high praise for the U.S. ambassador, Nikki Haley. “That really gave me a better sense of security,” she said, adding, “And then I saw this this morning, and I thought that’s the very antithesis of diplomacy.” Behar acknowledged that “something has to be done about North Korea,” but became increasingly upset as she exclaimed, “Why does he have to be such a start-up? Why does he have to be provocative all the time? We’re talking annihilating millions of people.”

They all agreed it was “terrifying,” and Goldberg further remarked, “If you don’t name-call and nose-pull, I don’t mind cojones… I don’t mind strong talk. That’s what you do. But when you then turn around and do exactly what the other people are doing, it becomes problematic for me. I can’t see any upside from this.” And when it was noted the audience gasped while watching the clip, Goldberg said, well, “When’s the last time you heard we’re going to wipe you off the face of the earth? It’s been a long time.” Check out the full video below.

 


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