ABC News Reporter: Trump's North Korea Remarks At UN Bordered On Committing A War Crime

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:00 PM

It’s just so nice that the liberal media feels compelled to defend North Korea. I mean I heard the nation is a paradise. It’s so utopic that if you disagree in any way, you get beaten, tortured, or killed. The utopia is that fragile. Of course, the country is none of that. It’s a communist hellhole, with an insane man at the helm. It’s one of the worst offenders of human rights, but we all have to criticize President Trump’s remarks at the United Nations yesterday. Here’s the part that ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Terry Moran felt was problematic:

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.

It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council. Thank you to all involved.

To Raddatz, this is a serious threat that could cost a great loss of life if hostilities resume on the peninsula. To Moran, this is pretty much a war crime (via Joe Concha):

Moran, who serves as ABC's chief foreign correspondent, provided his perspective to anchor George Stephanopoulos as ABC cut into regular programming for a special report.

"Terry, if you read the president’s words, he said the conditions for totally destroying North Korea would be if forced to defend ourselves and our allies," said Stephanopoulos. "You can read that possibly to even open up a justification for preventative war against North Korea."

Moran responded, "That is a potential justification, but the words totally destroying a nation of 25 million people, that borders on the threat of committing a war crime."

Trump is a liar, a sexist, a racist, and now a potential war criminal. As Katie noted yesterday, Obama also said the same thing, but there was no condemnation. Besides being really, really slow on honoring FOIA requests and cracking down on leakers, both are big deals concerning transparency, Obama got a free pass. Even CNN’s Jake Tapper admitted that the former president said falsehoods during his time in office, but the friendly media usually let him slide; Trump not so much. Everything he says sends the whole industry into psycho, meltdown mode. And that’s not going to relent any time soon.