Jeremy Corbyn has urged for calm between the United States and North Korea amid the nuclear bomb attack stand-off and has called on the two nations to take part in fresh talks.
"You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", said Ellison (D-Minn.). When you hear words come out of his mouth, it seems like they could come out of the mouth of Kim Jong-un. "Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy is".
After the conference, Ellison told the Washington Post that he probably shouldn't have made his point that way and immediately knew it could be used as as attack against him.More news: Ray J in legal battle with 'Celebrity Big Brother' bosses
The Labour leader, a long time anti-war campaigner, said the result of a nuclear strike would go on for decades, adding: "I ask them both, calm down". "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".
"I am concerned by reports that detainees are not receiving due legal process and are being held in inhumane conditions", Ojea Quintana said in a statement issued in Geneva. "Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!" And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis.
Ellison's comment about Trump and Kim drew quick fire from the Republican National Committee. Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, later retracted that but still said he thinks Trump is "irresponsible". Michael Ahrens, the RNC's rapid-response director, sent the video of Ellison's comment to reporters, calling it "insane" and and challenging Democrats to respond.