Fox anchor: Is media showing a double standard by expecting more from Trump than Kim Jong Un?

Fox anchor: Is media showing a double standard by expecting more from Trump than Kim Jong Un?

Jon Scott: "The media is asking whether President Trump should be using phrases like 'fire and fury,' but nobody seems to care all that much about the threats coming from Kim Jong Un"

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From the August 10 edition of Fox News' Happening Now:

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JON SCOTT (CO-HOST): Want to get your take on what sometimes seems to be a double standard among the press, and you saw some of this when the State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, was taking questions. The media is asking whether President Trump should be using phrases like "fire and fury," but nobody seems to care all that much about the threats coming from Kim Jong Un. Is that a double standard or is it not?

CHRIS WALLACE: Well, look, we kind of expect crazy from Kim Jong Un. As I said, he's the head of the "Hermit Kingdom," he's a pariah for almost the entire world. So, we don't expect him to be judged the same standard as the president. Some people -- I don't think anybody objects to the idea that the president was tough and sent a very stern message to the North Koreans, particularly after we got word this week from the Defense Intelligence Agency that apparently they have developed the capacity to put a nuclear warhead inside a missile. They may still have some technological problems but they've advanced a lot faster, a lot quicker than we thought they would. So, I don't think anybody objects to that. "Fire and fury" was, as I say, pretty apocalyptic, and it's perfectly legitimate to criticize that, if you want. I certainly hope we're not judging Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un by the same standards.

Previously:

Fox's Brian Kilmeade: Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea was "right on target"

Fox anchor Jon Scott: "Some might call” the FBI's raid of Paul Manafort's house “witness intimidation”

Fox contributor: The Bible gives Trump "moral authority to use whatever force necessary” against North Korea

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