Nelson's Faint Praise For Trump Crisis Management

Aug 9, 2017
Originally published on August 9, 2017 3:22 pm

Bill Nelson, Florida’s senior U.S. Senator, says he’s deeply concerned about North Korea’s ability to arm an ICBM with a nuclear warhead.

So far, Florida’s highest ranking Democrat isn’t criticizing President Donald Trump’s response.

But when asked to describe his confidence in Trump’s ability to handle the crisis, Nelson would only refer to Trump’s chief of staff and top military aide.

“I have confidence in General Mattis, and I have confidence in General Kelly….and I’ll leave it at that.”

Retired Marine General John Kelly was sworn in as White House chief of staff only last week.

Retired Marine General James Mattis is Trump’s Defense Secretary.  

Nelson says he’s worried North Korea’s ability to put a nuclear device on a long-range missile will only embolden dictator Kim Jong-Un.  

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