Dershowitz: Trump Has 'More Credibility' Than Obama With North Korea
Alan Dershowitz stated that President Trump enjoys more credibility with North Korea than Obama did with his foreign policy.
The Harvard law professor said one hopes President Trump is not following in President Obama's footsteps when Obama drew a red line regarding Syria but failed to follow through on the consequences when Syria crossed it.
"I think that probably at this point President Trump has more credibility," Dershowitz told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday.
Dershowitz added that it interferes with the president's job to have Congress trying to pass legislation to block the commander-in-chief from military action in North Korea.
"I think we ought to take a deep breath and wait and see how it plays out," the lawyer advised.
President Trump did not mince words earlier this week responding to North Korea's provocations, saying the U.S. will respond with "fire and fury like the world has never seen."
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
The United States' defenses are "locked and loaded," the president tweeted.
Democrats came out swinging against the president yesterday for his tough talk stance against the rogue nation.
"The president's most recent comments are recklessly belligerent and demonstrate a grave lack of appreciation for the severity of the North Korea nuclear situation," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.
"The erratic and fiery belligerence of his statements and tweets do little to defuse the situation and threaten to make a bad situation worse," Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA) said.
While diplomatic solutions remain on the table, the rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea has risen to a fever pitch in the last week.