However, when talking about North Korea this week, Trump's statement threatening North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" is nothing to joke about. "I don't want to be an alarmist, but we are all going to die".
President Donald Trump's daily pronouncements typically are greeted by most Americans with a mixture of sarcasm and humor.
In response, North Korea said it was considering a missile strike on the US territory of Guam. We sanctioned Russian Federation just last week and it felt pretty great. they threaten us in a way you never will! "And I just started "The Handmaid's Tale"!" Whether he is tweeting about something that he asserts is "sad" or speaking nonsensically at a Boy Scout jamboree, for the most part we accept most of what he says with a combination of resignation and disbelief. "You'll get us all killed", Colbert warned. Or is the United States moving closer to all out war?
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that strong rhetoric towards North Korea from the USA presidential level "raises the ante" on Kim Jong Un, who has made similar threats. He also noted that, even without a nuclear conflict, millions of lives could be in danger if Kim Jong-un were to use other weapons in his arsenal.