House Minority Leader tries to avoid saying Trump is wrong, but is forced to (VIDEO)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy completes disagrees with President Donald Trump's assessment of the North Korea situation, particularly concerning Kim Jong-un not knowing about the horrific death of American hostage Otto Warmbier.
After the White House doubled down and continued to defend Trump's comments of Kim not being responsible for his death, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy just couldn't stand by that story when pressed on the issue.
He was asked by ABC's George Stephanopoulos what he thought.
ABC: "He said North Korea, not Kim."
McCarthy: I think the president clarified that. North Korea murdered Otto.
ABC: But, Kim?
McCarthy: I think Kim knew.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy contradicts Trump, saying "North Korea murdered" Otto Warmbier and "I think Kim knew what happened, which was wrong." Via ABC pic.twitter.com/4LN1AlLRMu— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 3, 2019
McCarthy was stepping on stones here. He's not trying to directly challenge Trump on this issue but was put between a rock and a hard place. He had to admit that Trump was wrong on this. In fact, this is yet another example of Trump splitting the party between their trying to be loyal, and saying what they actually believe.