President Trump lashed back at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un Tuesday evening over his threat about a “nuclear button.”
In a New Year’s Day speech, Kim Jong-Un had said, “The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table,” and had threatened that the entire U.S. mainland “is within our nuclear strike range.”
Tuesday evening, Trump responded with the following in a bold Twitter statement:
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
The North Korean leader’s threat to America was taken in stride with very little backlash, but Twitter users have erupted in a storm following President Trump’s response.
Trump just bragged to Kim Jong Un about his “much bigger & more powerful” nuclear button, but there’s no need to worry.
It’s just locker room talk.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 3, 2018
I’m waiting for the democrats to scream:
“He’s going to get us nuked by North Korea!!!”
Honey, if North Korea tries any type of attack against the US, there will be no North Korea.#NuclearButton
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 3, 2018
Trump made the clearly outrageous nuclear button tweet on purpose. He’s desensitizing the nation so that we tolerate more and more of his outrageous behavior. Soon it’ll be so ordinary when he curtails our fundamental freedoms and rights.
Never underestimate a dictator.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 3, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump-Do you have any clue what you’ve done with your stupid tweet about the nuclear button? You’ve endangered America enough, now you’re threatening nuclear war? What is wrong with you? What happened to you as a child? You’re completely unfit & need to resign.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 3, 2018
The nuclear button tweet is a reminder that Trump is obsessed with size, ratings, bigness.
In all things. Including nuclear arsenals.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) January 3, 2018
Trump just tweeted that he has a bigger nuclear weapon button than North Korea. We might just be doomed. He’s tweeting about nuclear war like it’s a PlayStation Game.
— deray (@deray) January 3, 2018
When the President of the United States has such a psychotic meltdown that “Nuclear Button” is trending on Twitter, it’s time for his immediate ouster. In fact, after this, it’s time to imprison anyone in government who refuses to oust him. 25th Amendment now!
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 3, 2018
The button we know about on the President’s Desk summons a valet with a Diet Coke, but doesn’t launch a nuclear missile. pic.twitter.com/DuAdC0knmY
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 3, 2018
Trump tweeting about the nuclear button is the line for every American that actually cares about this country. Trump’s a danger to Americans across the globe, a danger to all of our allies, a danger to our military & law enforcement and probably a danger to himself. #ImpeachTrump
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 3, 2018
I trust the Deep State has replaced Trump’s Nuclear Button with a FAKE NUCLEAR BUTTON that, if pushed, merely produces a butler with a Diet Coke. https://t.co/hDUVP55xOS
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 3, 2018
I remember when these fights were about hand size and not nuclear button size https://t.co/Ay8SkH4QLa
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 3, 2018
You & Kim Jong trying to see who has the bigger set of balls, y’all square up head to head from the shoulders, don’t put the rest of us in y’all who has the bigger testicles contest‼️ https://t.co/dsva0wxb6l
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 3, 2018
— aasif mandvi (@aasif) January 3, 2018
TRUMP IS A NUT JOB
WHO IS PLAYING,“WHOSE
🍆IS BIGGER“,WITH ANOTHER NUT JOB FROM N.KOREA‼️TRUMP MAY GET US INTO A WAR,WITH HIS 12 YR OLD BOY ”NANNY,NANNY,NANNY“
THEY’RE PROBABLY BOTH THE SIZE OF
“ TOM THUMB”
— Cher (@cher) January 3, 2018