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Udall Says Trump Stumbling Into Nuclear War

Udall Says Trump Stumbling Into Nuclear War

“I am increasingly of the state of mind that he isn't fit to be president,” Udall said.

Senator Tom Udall said Monday that he fears President Donald Trump could be stumbling into a nuclear war with North Korea and he is beginning to believe that Trump isn’t fit to be president.

The New Mexico Democrat said that Trump has escalated the situation with North Korea by tweeting and making statements about the U.S. being “locked and loaded” for a potential conflict with North Korea.

“He had a wonderful opportunity when the entire world, including China and Russia, stepped in and imposed sanctions [on North Korea],” Udall said while talking to reporters in Albuquerque. “He escalated it into a conflict where we don’t know how it is going to turn out.

“I don’t think that you should be stumbling into a nuclear war, and I’m very worried about that. I’m worried about a World War III nuclear war. We don’t want to be there.”

A video of Udall’s comments is posted below.

Udall also blasted Trump for being slow to condemn the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

“It took way too long” for Trump to condemn the violence, Udall said. “As moral leaders you have to step up to the plate and you should say Nazis, KKK, white supremacists, they don’t belong doing that; they need to be condemned.”

Then Udall said he thought Trump’s behavior in office has made him unfit to be president.

“I am increasingly of the state of mind that he isn’t fit to be president,” Udall said.

Udall was in Albuquerque to attend a U.S. Global Leadership Coalition conference. The coalition is waging a battle to get Congress to roll back Trump’s proposed 30 percent cut to the State Department’s budget and the U.S. foreign aid program.

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Dennis Domrzalski is managing editor of ABQ Free Press. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.com.

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