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North Korea Is Prepping Their First Missile Launch Of 2018—Happy New Year!

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.

In the nationally televised speech Kim said:

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.

In a race to the bottom, Trump tweeted the following in response to Kim's "button" remarks:

People are not having a Happy New Year:

Twitter screenshot

Some people tried to get Twitter to intervene: 

Needless to say, people are nervous and tensions are running high:

Let's hope this is just more bluff and bluster, or it will likely be a miserable New Year for us all.

H/T: Newsweek, CNN