Sen. John McCain continues to reaffirm why he is a Republican in name only (RINO). On Sunday, he suggested that the United States not engage with North Korea over their developing nuclear weapons program.
Speaking with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” McCain said the U.S. should engage North Korea by diplomatic means.
“To prevent North Korea from having a missile with a nuclear weapon that could strike the United States and we would have to rely on our ability to intercept it, and by the way I am told that we do have that ability, is still awfully risky business,” McCain told host Chuck Todd.
“So this is really very serious. This guy in North Korea is not rational. His father and his grandfather were much more rational than he is.”
McCain went on to say that he doesn’t believe the U.S. should engage with the North Koreans.
“I think you never want to do that, again, because of this proximity of North Korean artillery to Seoul, a city of how many million people,” McCain said.
“But, at the same time, to risk a situation where they have that ability and we rely on our ability to intercept, this could be the first test, real test, of the Trump presidency. And by the way, I believe that he’ll get very good advice from Mattis and from McMaster.”
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— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 16, 2017
This is odd considering the U.S. appeared weak under former President Barack Obama for several years. For once, we are taking a stand and dictating international politics, and President Donald Trump deserves praise for being tough on the North Koreans.
More than ever, the U.S. needs to be tough on North Korea and show them that there are consequences for their actions. The spineless foreign policy of the Obama administration is a thing of the past and Trump’s administration will always seek a position of strength, not weakness.