A former top aide to President Obama went after President Trump's most recent warning to North Korea on Tuesday.
Dan Pfeiffer tweeted, "Don't gloss over the fact that Trump threatened what can only be interpreted as a nuclear attack on North Korea if Kim Jong Un taunts him."
Don't gloss over the fact that Trump threatened what can only be intrepreted as a nuclear attack on North Korea if Kim Jong-un taunts him https://t.co/EcPE1lzlr5
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 8, 2017
Pfeiffer was responding to this comment from the president, who spoke earlier Tuesday about the North Korea conflict.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."
Trump's comments came just hours after a Washington Post report that said the rogue nation successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that would be able to fit on a missile.
If the report is true, analysts say that would cross the Trump White House's red line on North Korea's nuclear program.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said over the weekend that if North Korea develops nuclear weapons that can threaten the United States, it would be intolerable from the president's perspective.
This comes while North Korea has been testing intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reportedly reach the continental United States.
The United Nations Security Council responded to those tests by voting unanimously Monday to impose strict sanctions on the country, aiming to devastate its export revenue.