Susan Rice, the former National Security Adviser for Barrack Obama, is pushing for President Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.
With increasing tensions between North Korea and The United States, Rice is urging President Trump to back down on his “fire and fury” rhetoric regarding North Korea’s attempt to be a well-known superpower with nuclear weapons.
In a New York Times op-ed, Rice wrote, “History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea — the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War.”
Rice also reached out to White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, to stop Trump.
In the New York Times op-ed, Rice continued, “John Kelly, Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, must assert control over the White House, including his boss, and curb the Trump surrogates whipping up Cuban missile crisis fears.”
Rice was quoted saying that Trump’s rhetoric was “unprecedented and especially dangerous.” With leaks of classified information regarding North Korea, it is clear that Rice is trying to take all of the precautionary measures.
She still supports Obama’s actions in response to North Korea. She believes that Obama’s administration put North Korea “on edge” by conducting joint military decision with South Korea.
Rice finished by saying, “Rational, steady American leadership can avoid a crisis and counter a growing North Korean threat. It’s past time that the United States started exercising its power responsibly.”
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