Friday DNC co-Chairman Keith Ellison told a panel discussion President Donald Trump was acting less responsibly than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

“North Korea is a serious thing,” Ellison, D-Minn., told attendees at the NetrootsNation conference during a question-and-answer session. “You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader; well, he’s acting more responsible than this guy is.”

Then, it’s said he “walked it back.”  Not really. Parse what he said.  It’s really not a retraction or apology.

“That was one of those I wish I’d not said,” Ellison told the Post. “It’s tailor-made for somebody to misuse. I’d say, he’s being incredibly irresponsible, and he’s putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch.

Ellison warned Trump’s rhetoric could spur Kim to take action first and called for someone to bring “calm to the situation, not spiking it.”

“I wish I’d not said [it]” is no apology or retraction, especially since went on to blame the messenger or listener for his comments and then actually restated the original attack.  He still thinks Trump is off the rails and would actually make Kim shoot first.

Unless Trump appeases Kim, as his predecessors have did, which got us nuclear capable North Korea in the first place.  All we got from “calm to the situation” was bigger, faster nukes.

And again, his first impulse was to blame you for quoting him or not hearing him as he wanted.