ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017
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(Bedminster, New Jersey: Cecilia Vega) The newest threat from North Korea to attack with missiles near the Us territory of Guam in response to what President Trump said about "fire & fury" in a surprise to his national security staff examined. [Yesterday, TRUMP - says they will be met with fire & fury & power like the world has never seen.] [In Guam, today, Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON - comments on the president's message.] Trump tweet about power quoted & the reaction to Trump's words from New Zealand & Germany noted. [On KTAR Radio, Senator John McCAIN - calls this very serious & Trump may not be ready to act.] The North Korean reaction statement quoted.
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The surprise nature of Trump's statement, the Pacific command's war planning, the consideration of a preemptive strike against North Korea discussed.
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