North Korea and President Trump lashed out at each other within hours on Tuesday, in both cases threatening to hit the other side with a barrage of "fire." The threats, between the North Korean Army and Trump, came shortly after a report that the regime has produced a compact nuclear warhead that could fit on a missile capable of reaching the United States. Speaking at his Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey, Trump vowed to unleash "fire" and "fury." He said that North Korea's threats of nuclear war "will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before." He continued, saying that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "has been threatening beyond a normal state," and added that the communist country "best not make any more threats to the United States." North Korea soon fired back with a threat of its own. The Korean People's Army claimed in a statement that it was looking into a plan to hit Guam, a U.S. territory, with missiles that would create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The threat was released by state-run media, and said the purpose of striking Guam would be to subdue the U.S. military bases there, particularly the Anderson Air Force base where nuclear-bombers are stationed.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas joined the Todd Starnes Show after releasing a statement saying, "God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un."
Dr. Robert Jeffress on if he believes the President has some sort of authority from the "almighty" to take out Kim Jong Un:
Absolutely, and the reason I've issued this statement, and it's caused quite a bit of controversy over the last twenty four hours, the reason I did this is I knew the president's comments about fire and fury would be met with fire in fury, not just from the left but from misguided Christians who really don't understand what the bible says about the use of force. And I've made it very clear the bible gives President Trump the moral authority to use whatever force necessary, including assassination or war, to deal with evil doers like Kim Jong Un. And gratefully, thankfully we have a president who understands that and a president who when he draws a red line will not erase it, move It, or back away from it and it's that kind of decisive leadership that the bible calls for from our government leaders.
Dr. Robert Jeffress on his confidence in President Trump regarding North Korea:
I've been with him in a variety of settings, we've talked about a variety of issues. I know that the president is a very measured, a very sober individual when it comes to making difficult decisions. I mean he has a certain persona in public, but in private he is very, very thoughtful. He doesn't do anything, he doesn't say anything, he doesn't tweet anything without great thought ahead of time. Everything is for a reason even though we may not understand what the reason is. So I have the utmost confidence in his leadership and his ability to handle a situation like this.
Listen to the full interview below: