Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) said on Friday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was acting "more responsible than" President Donald Trump.
Speaking at the left-wing Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Ellison, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke briefly on the latest tensions between North Korea and the United States.
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Ellison spoke critically of Trump's handling of the situation and called the North Korean despot more responsible than Trump.
"North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy [Trump] making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there," Ellison said. "Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy is."
Ellison also called for the anti-war movement to ramp up its efforts and called for "diplomacy in North Korea immediately."
Ellison on Trump: "Kim Jong Un? The world thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy." #nn17
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