Things are looking a little shaky up in the White House when you look at foreign affairs, and this is especially so after trump decided to address issues over North Korea. Recently, Trump verbally attacked North Korea by saying that if the nation tried to threaten the United States, they would be met with a 'fire and fury' that the world had never seen before, and Congress may be unable to stop it.

This is not the first time that Pyongyang had threatened the United States, and it is also not the first time that the United States has reiterated that they will not tolerate such actions from North Korea, but it is the first time that nuclear war has been mentioned to aggressively by either nation.

In the event that Trump actually does declare nuclear war, Congress may be powerless to prevent it.

Congress could be unable to stop Trump from attacking

Tensions have been rising between the United States and North Korea after North Korea responded to Trump's 'fire and fury' statement with their own threat of possibly bombing Guam. A lot of people are worried that there may actually be a chance of a strike taking place because of Trump's volatile nature.

According to CNN, Trump has the full power and authority to command a strike because as the president, he is also commander in chief of the army when it comes to protecting the nation. On the other hand, Congress has the power to declare war according to the Constitution.

If Congress were to try and take preemptive action to stop Trump from taking charge of a military strike, they could pass laws that prevent force or block military funding in North Korea. However even then, Trump may be able to just go ahead with his plans of attack.

Lawmakers insist that Congress must authorize any preemptive measures against North Korea

With rising tension between the two nations reaching an all time high, lawmakers in Congress are calling for authorization of any preemptive measures that the nation may take, according to CNN.

Senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican from the state of Alaska, has told CNN that a preemptive strike would require approval from Congress.

However, while the Congress tries to weigh in on matters in the White House, Trump seems content to continue with his plans without any approval. Trump did not ask Congress for any form of approval when he authorized the military strikes in Syria.

Jennifer Daskal, a former Justice Department official and professor at the American University Washington College of Law, was quoted by CNN as saying "I can't think of any time in history where Congress has preemptively taken action to preclude the president from taking some sort of military action ... it would be pretty unprecedented."