'Donald Trump must be stopped from launching Twitter bombs at North Korea'

'It's dangerous for Donald Trump to tweet about international relations and he must be stopped', says Doctor Brian Klaas

Donald Trump claims North Korea won't put America in range of a nuclear missile

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Donald Trump''s "Twitter bombs" must be stopped before he does lasting damage, says academic Dr Brian Klaas.

Mr Trump claimed on Twitter that North Korea's plans to put America in range of a nuclear missile "won't happen." The tweet was sent in response to leader Kim Jong-un claiming North Korea is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Klaas, a fellow at the London School of Economics and an expert on international affairs, told Julia Hartley-Brewer "the fact [North Korea] have nuclear capabilities means we’re right to be worried" and said it's "worrisome that Donald Trump is stirring the pot on Twitter. I think that’s really dangerous for someone to do, before they’re even in office.

“Trump is very willing to just poke things and see what happens and sometimes that’s going to backfire," he added. “Trump’s advisors, I hope, will stop him from talking about foreign policy crises on Twitter. It’s just not the right avenue for it."

Listen to the full interview above