Spokeswoman for the State Department Heather Nauert said on Wednesday that the media is “obsessing” over Donald Trump’s threat to North Korea.
Nauert was asked about Trump’s “fire and fury” threat to North Korea during a press briefing. The spokeswoman tried to defend the president’s remarks by saying he had “used the language that Kim Jong-un will understand” and that this week had been “a good week for diplomacy.”
She went on to attack the reporter by saying, “I know you want to obsess over statements and want to make a lot of noise out of that.”
But one reporter fired back at Nauert for calling out reporters on “obsessing.”
“Can I take issue with your use of the word obsess?” a reporter fired back. “We’re not obsessing about this. This is the president of the United States threatening a nuclear armed country, whether you want to accept it or not, a country that is armed with nuclear weapons with ‘fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen.’
“I don’t think that it’s obsessing to want to know what the, you know, to have a further clarification of exactly what that means and whether or not it means that you’re preparing to send fire and fury raining down on the North Korean regime,” he added.
Watch the confrontation below: