Donald Trump loyalists eager to back up his rhetoric on North Korea

As the president faced criticism for his fighting talk, his most ardent supporters were all too eager to amplify their boss’s bellicose message

In the escalating war of words between Washington and Pyongyang, everyone in Donald Trump’s White House appears to have an opinion – even the president’s lawyer.

Trump, eager to amplify his strongman image, this week threatened to respond to North Korean aggression with “fire and fury” after the isolated state successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears to have the range to strike the US. As the relevant members of Trump’s cabinet sprang to action to parse and clarify the president’s inflammatory rhetoric, so too did his most ardent loyalists who were all too eager to amplify their boss’s message.

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