White House counselor Kellyanne Conway jumped to the president's defense on Tuesday after he threatened to bring "fire and fury" down upon North Korea if the nation continued to threaten the U.S.

"I think the president's comments were very strong and obvious, and all of you covered them live," Conway said after being asked to elaborate on Trump's Tuesday afternoon threats against North Korea. She then directed further questions to members of the Cabinet.

Conway made the comment during a press briefing in Bedminster, N.J., along with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. The briefing focused on the opioid epidemic.

Earlier in the day, at an event in his New Jersey golf club, Trump said North Korea "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." The remark came just hours after North Korea ramped up its militaristic rhetoric and warned the U.S. of another missile test in response the United Nations Security Council's unanimously approving new sanctions on the nation Saturday.