September 19, 2017 / 7:46 PM / in 2 years

Democratic Senate leader calls Trump's 'Rocket Man' remark at U.N. 'risky'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s characterization of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” during a speech to the United Nations was “risky.”

“If I were giving the president advice, I would have said avoid using ‘Rocket Man,’” Schumer said during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol. “We know the leader of North Korea is erratic, to put it kindly. That kind of language I think is risky.”

Reporting by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell; Writing by James Oliphant; Editing by David Alexander

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