In a battle of the King Babies, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are whipping out their missiles and playing a dangerous game of "Who can throw a nuclear sized tantrum?"
On New Year's Day, Kim Jong Un gave a speech discussing the economy while also throwing a warning to the United States that he was prepared to launch a nuclear strike at any time to defend North Korea.
The United States can never fight a war against me and our state. It should properly know that the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike and a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office, and this is just a reality, not a threat. ... This year, we should focus on mass-producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles for operational deployment. These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened.
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
Why are you talking nuclear war on Twitter you twit?— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) 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
Kim Jong Un: “I have a Nuclear Button on my desk.”— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) January 3, 2018
Donald Trump: “I too have a Nuclear Button but it’s much bigger, more powerful and my button works!”
7.5 billion people in the world and we ended up w/ two egomaniacs in charge who are arguing about their “Nuclear Button” size.
We have two assignments for you.— VoteVets (@votevets) January 3, 2018
1. On behalf of the American troops at the DMZ, as well as the millions more who would die if war breaks out, report Trump's tweet to @Twitter as a violent threat.
2. Call your member of Congress and tell them to step in. 202-224-3121. pic.twitter.com/yQlK499mfy
How dare you endanger millions of lives because of your weak ego. Resign now. You are unfit for this job.— martha rich (@martharichart) January 3, 2018
Trump‘s provocations are causing more global instability by the day. He uses his tweets to divert attention from the FBI investigations. Let’s all hope this mad-man is removed from the WH before he really does start a war.— mags uk (@mags1310) January 3, 2018
Let's hope this is just more bluff and bluster, or it will likely be a miserable New Year for us all.