Fiery Boothe: 'I'm So Sick of the Criticism Over the Fire and Fury Comment'
On "Outnumbered" today, Lisa Boothe and Marie Harf had a heated back-and-forth while debating President Trump's controversial "fire and fury" remark.
Responding on Tuesday to the latest threats from North Korea, Trump warned that any attack on the U.S. "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Harf argued that type of rhetoric plays into North Korea's hand by giving them an easy target for their propaganda, which can be "very dangerous."
"Oh, spare me. No offense, Marie. I'm so sick of the criticism over the 'fire and fury' comment," Boothe fired back.
She pointed out that Defense Secretary James Mattis, who's deeply respected in national security circles, essentially echoed the president's remarks on Wednesday when he told North Korea to "cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people."
"Where's the condemnation of that comment?" Boothe asked. "Spare me with the rhetoric over the 'fire and fury' comment."
Joe Concha pointed out that North Korea has continued to develop its nuclear weapons program over the past 20 years no matter what kind of rhetoric was coming out of the White House.
He said it's clear that the media's coverage of this incident was biased against Trump.
"He says something and the apocalypse comes as far as the media reaction," Concha said. "Mattis says essentially the same thing, and I don't hear a peep from people criticizing him."
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