Following his first address at the U.N. General Assembly, President Donald Trump sparked political controversy on Tuesday, September 19th, by threatening North Korea with "total destruction" if the United States is forced to defend itself.
The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.
Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about. That’s what the United Nations is for.
There was a gasp in UN media centre when Trump said "we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea [if they don’t change].”— Paul Danahar (@BBCDanahar) September 19, 2017
North Korea is already convinced we intend to “totally destroy” them. It’s why they built nukes. Cool your takes.— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) September 19, 2017
At UN Trump threatened to commit a war crime: "totally destroy North Korea."— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) September 19, 2017
"We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission." Words never ever to be engraved in marble.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) September 19, 2017
Rocket Man is the least insulting nickname Trump has ever given to anybody. like, if my nickname were Rocket Man, I'd be cool with it— Atrios (@Atrios) September 19, 2017
Rocket Man is going to stick. It's so silly but he's so good at this. Now we're all gonna call the NoKo dictator Rocket Man.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 19, 2017
People are going to go as Rocket Man for Halloween because DC is dumb.— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) September 19, 2017
“Little Marco” and “Lyin Ted” and “Low Energy Jeb” did not have access to nuclear weapons.— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 19, 2017
“Rocket Man” does.