Trump's comments, however, do not appear to be backed by significant military mobilization on either side of the Pacific, and an important, quiet diplomatic channel remains open.
The measure, introduced back in January, "will provide an opportunity to reduce tensions and prevent a catastrophic nuclear confrontation", the Rhode Island Democrat wrote in a letter sent Friday to Ryan.
Klingner previously told TheBlaze that when it comes to North Korea, the U.S.is "in it for the long haul". On Thursday, Trump said his previous statement may not have been tough enough.
Cicilline said Trump "has made a risky situation even worse by recklessly asserting that the United States is "locked and loaded" to bring "fire and fury" to North Korea".
He later added that Trump could believe deterring North Korea isn't possible, is just blundering, or is employing the the madman theory.
Both China and Russian Federation joined with the U.S.to approve the new economic sanctions on North Korea, New York Magazine reported.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn't see a military solution to rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and called for a de-escalation of the rhetoric.
"Hopefully, Kim Jong Un will find another path!" the president said. She says Germany would work to find diplomatic solutions with the countries involved, the US and China in particular, but also South Korea.
However, despite the rhetorical similarities between the "rain of ruin" and the "fire and fury", presidential historians like Michael Beschloss say Trump's language has been unusually harsh considering the context, noting that President John F. Kennedy's statements during the Cuban Missile Crisis were more muted and that President Dwight D. Eisenhower made a point of not matching the provocative tone of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.