Trump making North Korea situation worse — poll

Two-thirds of Americans polled by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research say President Donald Trump’s war of words with North Korea’s leader is making the situation worse. Only 8 percent think Trump’s comments are making it better.

The poll was conducted about a week after Trump intensified rhetorical exchanges with his counterpart Kim Jong-un.

Trump dubbed Kim “Rocket Man” and threatened in a September 19 speech at the UN to “totally destroy” North Korea if the US is forced to defend itself and its allies.

Kim responded by calling Trump “deranged” and a “dotard.”

The poll found that 65 percent of Americans think Trump’s comments have made the situation worse.

Some 45 percent think the president has made the situation much worse.