Rep. Keith Ellison Says North Korea Is More Reasonable Than President Trump

Is it 2016 all over again?

This newly released ad by the Trump campaign team hits hard at liberals who are trying to stop the president’s agenda. Needless to say, it’s sheer power from the time you press the play button until the end.

To some, it might seem odd to have a campaign commercial like this after only six months in office, but these are not normal times. The media has declared war on this Administration, and the only way for Trump to get his message out to the American people is with Twitter (which is limited to 140 characters) and running ads.

Nor did North Korea’s continued ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests seem to concern Obama.

Somehow Trump is the bad guy for correctly pointing out that if North Korea were to launch an attack on the Untied States, we would bomb them back into the stone age. Is there even any question that’s what our response should be? Of course not – and Trump threatening the nation with “fire and fury” to deter them from trying to attack us isn’t insanity, it’s peace through strength.

But not according to Keith Ellison, who somehow totally sees North Korea’s side in all of this.

During a discussion at the Netroots Nation Annual Conference on Friday, DNC Deputy Chair Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) stated President Trump is threatening Kim Jong-un and that North Korea’s leader is acting in a more responsible manner than the president is.

In response to a question on how to prevent President Trump from using a “predictable emergency” to send the country to war, Ellison said, “North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he’s acting more responsibly than this guy is. And — but I’m telling you is that, once these — once you start seeing missile launches, you’re going to see — the time for cranking up the anti-war machine is right now. So, if you don’t want to get caught deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately.”

That’s a bizarre thing to say about a dictator operating a communist gulag state that exports its citizens, has labor camps, threatens the U.S., supports rogue actors, and kills Americans.

Ellison later retracted his statement, but it was just plain stupid to make in the first place. North Korea is inching closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon that can reach U.S. shores. For Ellison, a United States congressman, to side with crazy Kim Jong-un in a potential conflict is close to treasonous.

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