"North Korea is a serious thing", Ellison, D-Minn., told attendees at the NetrootsNation conference during a question-and-answer session.
As tensions between North Korea and the USA continue to escalate it looks as though the secretive state could lose their closest political and economic ally - China - over leader Kim Jong-un's recent missile threats.
"I'd say [Trump's] being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch". "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".
He also warned its leader Kim Jong-un that he hoped the dictator would find another path. I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong Un think that he needs to strike first. "Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy is". "What we need is someone bringing calm to the situation, not spiking it".
US President Donald Trump on Saturday reassured Guam it was secure amid mounting regional tensions, vowing that American military forces "stand ready" to safeguard the US Pacific island territory against a belligerent North Korea.
Savage, the author of the best-selling "Trump's War: His Battle for America", noted Kim's threats are more than just talk, "he's actually been firing missiles".
The missiles are created to carry nuclear weapons but it is not clear if the North has warheads small enough to fit on them, or the technology to bring them back to earth in one piece.
The United Nations Security Council, with encouragement from the USA, voted unanimously at the beginning of August to impose new sanctions against North Korea in retaliation for the regime's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.