Senator Marco Rubio strongly defends President Donald Trump's handling of the North Korean crisis.\
North Korea's top general announced plans to fire four ballistic missiles over Japan and into the waters off Guam to contain two main U.S. military bases.
Japan and South Korea are vowing to react strongly if the situation comes to fruition. And Rubio isn't blaming our President for his "fire and fury" speech.
“I don't think the rhetoric is the problem,” Rubio said Wednesday in Jacksonville. “I think the problem is a lunatic in North Korea with nuclear weapons."
Trump's warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday: "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."
The latest confrontation with North Korea intensified after reports that the nation developed the ability to put a small nuclear warhead on top of a missile.
Rubio, a member of the foreign relations committee, said the United States has limited options.
“Ultimately, the country will reach a point ... whether or not we want to live in a world where North Korea possess not just nuclear weapons, but the ability to strike the United States," he said.
Rubio also had a warning for North Korea: “The day North Korea decides to attack the United States or any neighbor would be the last day of the North Korean regime and the last day of Kim Jong Un’s life," he said. "And I think he knows that."