Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told a rally in Iowa on Wednesday that a possible nuclear test by North Korea exemplifies President Obama's ''reckless'' foreign policy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio blamed North Korea's nuclear activities on what he described as President Barack Obama's failed foreign policy, and called the Asian country's leader a lunatic. "The news this morning that this lunatic in North Korea has tested a hydrogen bomb," he told a crowd of supporters in Marshalltown, Iowa. "That's not confirmed but here's what's confirmed: that guy is a lunatic and dangerous, and this administration has done nothing about it." North Korea said it tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning local time on orders from leader Kim Jong Un, claiming a significant advance in its strike capability. U.S. officials could not immediately confirm the test, which was reported late Tuesday on the U.S. East Coast. Republican candidates running for their party's 2016 presidential nomination have said Obama's foreign policy is weak, criticizing an agreement to contain Iran's nuclear program and the U.S. response to roiling crises in the Middle East, including the Syrian civil war. The latest polls show Rubio is presently in third place behind Ted Cruz and Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.