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:
— WTF News America (@WTFNANetwork) August 11, 2017
And can't locate either on a map.
— csd (@csd) August 11, 2017
Venezuela is a communist shithole. Place will implode any day. I'm from Latin America and have seen this play out before,
— Adsumemil (@adsumemil) August 11, 2017
Trump is threatening military action against Venezuela now. Did he only just find out the US has a military?
— Michelle Nussey (@youareandscene) August 11, 2017
North Korea and now Venezuela, is this Trump's version of 'America first'??
— Vito (@Vext6) August 11, 2017
Whaaaaat? Venezuela is Mordor right now and the eye of Sauron is in Miraflores. https://t.co/cg6IO0fFk5
— Reinaldo Salazar (@reinaldoalfonso) August 11, 2017
There are roughly 8,000 other actions Trump could take to help the Venezuela situation before spending billions on military action. DO THOSE
— Jason (@jasonpuckett) August 11, 2017
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 (@PioBall) August 11, 2017
Did anyone else notice the look on Tillerson and Haley's face when he said Military option for Venezuela? They looked frustrated https://t.co/XcyJptioxz
— GetTheWordOut (@ITriedToToldU) August 11, 2017
Isis backing countries where Trump happens to have business interests?
HOKEY COKEY pic.twitter.com/g71fAsX6di
— Jim Hillier (@Editordie) August 11, 2017
Would be nice if our President could just once give a straight and honest answer.
— Justin Copeland (@digijustin) August 11, 2017
There is one thing you will absolutely never get from a psychopath/narcissist and that is a straight honest answer. :D
— Katanon (@ComradeKristina) August 11, 2017
2016 Jeb Bush:" (Trump) is a chaos candidate and will be a chaos president."
— Samuel B Jonathan (@SamuelBJonathan) August 11, 2017
Like we knew the answers to birtherism, wire-tapping, etc. He’s a damn fool
— Christina Ferrante (@rememberthe1) August 11, 2017
It means he is mentally unfit and unable to answer questions #25thAmendmentNow
— Kat Cole (@KatCole7) August 11, 2017
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 (@ananavarro) August 11, 2017
A good way to bolster a Latin American dictator now destroying his country's democracy is to threaten a US invasion. #Venezuela
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 11, 2017
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) August 11, 2017
— Tara Copp (@TaraCopp) August 11, 2017