Trump's harsh language on North Korea has little precedent, experts say

North Korea Will Only Start War If Trump Provokes Them Expert Claims

North Korea Will Only Start War If Trump Provokes Them Expert Claims 00:01:26

"I'm not saying what we have isn't special, but we're not exclusive", Colbert said to audience laughs.

It was an escalation of words Tuesday between the USA and North Korea, following reports that the small country had created a warhead small enough to fit on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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".

"How is that fair?"

Humphrey said that Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the Presidency as soon as possible.

An expert on North Korea security told LBC that the rogue nation will NOT start a nuclear war with the USA - unless they are provoked into doing so. "We also have to recognize, though, as much as there is a tendency in the USA media to say the young ruler is crazy or not to be trusted or insane...look, he's unpredictable, but he hasn't launched a strike against Japan."The rhetoric of a strike at Guam we should be skeptical about", Kennedy added". Or is the United States moving closer to all out war? "Maybe you should threaten other countries too".

Then, he played a clip of Trump in a meeting Tuesday discussing the looming threat.

"I think in the president's mind, he wanted to be sure to send a message back which says, 'Just to be clear that you're not intimidating anybody, '" said Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. He also noted that, even without a nuclear conflict, millions of lives could be in danger if Kim Jong-un were to use other weapons in his arsenal.

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