Sen. Ben Cardin Addresses Mounting Tensions with N. Korea
Tom speaks with Senator Ben Cardin, the senior senator from Maryland and ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about President Trump's escalating war of words with North Korea. This conversation was recorded on Thursday morning. At that time, President Trump had already talked about the "fire and fury" of a response to North Korea should they initiate hostilities. This morning, the President tweeted that the US military was "locked and loaded" with military solutions should North Korea act "unwisely." The President appears to be implying that he’s ordered some sort of new military plan for North Korea. Most military observers doubt that American preparedness for a conflict with North Korea is, in fact, substantially different than it has been for some time.