Trump vows to ‘take care of’ NK nuclear threat, bitches about Pelosi and Schumer

On Tuesday afternoon, reports surfaced that North Korea fired a ballistic missile that experts believe can land in the U.S. The White House responded by canceling its daily press briefing at the last minute and having President Trump address pool reporters with some vaguely reassuring promises to “handle” Pyongyang’s nuclear threat before bitching about Democratic leadership.

“We will take care of it,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “It is a situation that we will handle.”

But enough about nuclear annihilation, the president has a bone to pick with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi for pulling out of a White House meeting to discuss a bipartisan solution to government shutdown after the president openly insulted them on Twitter. For dramatic effect, Trump was flanked by two empty chairs where the Senate and House Minority Leaders would be sitting had they showed up to the White House.

“They should be calling immediately and to say ‘we want to see you,'” Trump told reporters, “but probably they won’t because nothing to them is important except for raising taxes.”

Despite Schumer and Pelosi’s absence, Trump seemed optimistic that the GOP’s disaster of a tax reform bill will pass the Senate vote later this week.

“I think we’re in a very good position in terms of the meeting we just had with Republican senators,” Trump said. “I think we have tremendous support — unanimous vote on the tax bill — I think we’re going to get it passed.”

In summation, Trump has way more to say on a perceived slight from his political opponents than on a threat to the nation’s existence.

[Screengrab: NBC News]