"I can't take it. It's terrifying. It makes me angry," Joy Behar says of Trump's latest speech.
During his UN appearance, the president railed against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using his new favorite nickname "Rocket Man." "No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," Trump said. "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary."
"He needs to learn to read a prompter. The guy does not know how to read a prompter, let alone lead this country," Joy Behar said of his fired up comments.
"What was terrifying to me, he, I think, wasn't only talking about defensive action, but left open the option of preventative action against North Korea," Sunny Hostin added. "How do you go about destroying a country with 25 million people in it?"
Behar said there's "no way" we'll see that happen, comparing Trump's situation to Cuban Missile Crisis. "JFK was in a similar position, he talked like that and then they made a deal behind the scenes," she said, adding, "JFK was a popular president, this guy's not."
Whoopi Goldberg said she doesn't "mind cojones ... if you don't name call and nose pull."
"When you tweak the nose of the puppy, you will get bit. This is the unstable vs. unstable," she continued. "We got no diplomats, we don't have people saying, 'Listen man, there's a better way to have this conversation.' One of the reasons we don't engage in this is because, just because the other folks are nuts, we're not supposed to be nuts. We're supposed to keep this stuff from happening, not encourage it."
"Why does he have to be such a startup? Why does he has to be so provocative all the time? We're talking about annihilating millions of people," Behar then added, getting noticeably upset. "This is not baby stuff. This is a guy who was leading 'The Apprentice' now is talking about nuclear war. I can't take it. It's terrifying. It makes me angry."
Meanwhile, Jedediah Bila enjoyed her first day after quitting the show chiming in on the issue on Twitter, writing:
Authoritarian, oppressive regimes that repeatedly violate human rights typically respond to diplomacy & soft talk with defiance.See history. https://t.co/WS6qe9o7D7— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) September 19, 2017