During another impromptu press conference in New Jersey today, President Donald Trump was asked if the United States was going to war with North Korea. Given his violent language, detailed threats and promises that he would "take action," one would assume he would have an answer on next steps. He did not.
When asked about whether US was going to war, Trump answered, "I think you know the answer to that."
To make matters worse, when he was asked about the situation in Venezuela, he indicated he was ready for yet another war.
"I'm not going to rule out a military option" for Venezuela, Trump explained. "Venezuela is not very far away."
The Internet immediately lit up with both fear and criticism of being over extended down to Trump not even having far too much geographical ineptitude to war with the South American country. CNN pundit and Republican strategist Ana Navarro blasted the president, noting, "In case you've been away from TV for the last 30 minutes, Trump now has us at brink of war with North Korea AND Venezuela. Have a nice weekend."
You can read the rest of the angry and concerned tweets below:
@ananavarro And can't locate either on a map.— csd (@csd) 1502491116.0
Trump is threatening military action against Venezuela now. Did he only just find out the US has a military?— Michelle Nussey (@Michelle Nussey) 1502492006.0
I'm done watching the North Korea episode of this pathetic *Real Presidents* Reality TV show. Can we watch the Venezuela episode now?— Tom Eire (@Tom Eire) 1502493021.0
Did anyone else notice the look on Tillerson and Haley's face when he said Military option for Venezuela? They look… https://t.co/mUx3ZPBflG— GetTheWordOut (@GetTheWordOut) 1502493019.0
North Korea? WAR Venezuela? WAR Isis backing countries where Trump happens to have business interests? HOKEY COKEY https://t.co/g71fAsX6di— 𝙅𝙄𝙈 𝙃𝙄𝙇𝙇𝙄𝙀𝙍 (@𝙅𝙄𝙈 𝙃𝙄𝙇𝙇𝙄𝙀𝙍) 1502493016.0
@Acosta Would be nice if our President could just once give a straight and honest answer.— Justin Copeland (@Justin Copeland) 1502489113.0
@ComradeKristina @PersistentlyLib @digijustin @Acosta 2016 Jeb Bush:" (Trump) is a chaos candidate and will be a chaos president."— Samuel B Jonathan (@Samuel B Jonathan) 1502489642.0
@Acosta Like we knew the answers to birtherism, wire-tapping, etc. He’s a damn fool— Christina Ferrante (@Christina Ferrante) 1502489126.0
@Payne98C @Acosta It means he is mentally unfit and unable to answer questions #25thAmendmentNow— Kat Cole (@Kat Cole) 1502489981.0
In case you've been away from tv for the last 30 minutes, Trump now has us at brink of war w/North Korea AND Venezuela. Have a nice weekend.— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1502491082.0
A good way to bolster a Latin American dictator now destroying his country's democracy is to threaten a US invasion. #Venezuela— Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto) 1502490253.0
IDEA FOR A LAW- No President should be able to threaten military action against a country that he can't find on a map #NorthKorea #Venezuela— Jesse Ferguson (@Jesse Ferguson) 1502490284.0
"I refer you to the White House," DOD spox said of #Trump comments. "As of right now the Pentagon has received no orders" on #Venezuela— Tara Copp (@Tara Copp) 1502491619.0