The Internet is abuzz after news that Donald Trump tweeted a firm reply to North Korea’s threats of nuclear attack. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un first released a statement earlier in the week claiming that nuclear attacks were “…within the range of [their] nuclear strike.” He also said that “…a nuclear button is always on the desk of [his] office.” The announcement, which many experts believe may have been an attempt to garner world attention and nothing more, was successful: Trump responded almost immediately on New Year’s Day over social media.
• President Trump took to Twitter and released a firestorm of tweets on the matter early on Jan 1, reminding the world, and by proxy, Kim Jong-un, how heavily armed America is. “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!”
• Former US ambassador John Bolton spoke with Fox News shortly after the exchange, warning the world that Trump will act if North Korea continues to refuse to back down.
• Bolton also dismissed the seriousness of Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech, suggesting that it was little more than a standard yearly statement for show. He believes North Korea’s increased claims of nuclear capability may be an attempt to sway the American public from Trump’s continued denigrations.
• Both Trump and Bolton agree that, while military force is certainly still on the table, it isn’t the best or most attractive option available to them. Trump has offered North Korea the ability to sit down and engage in talks several times – but only if they agree to step back their nuclear development program. Thus far, North Korea has refused.
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How do you feel about the way President Trump responded to North Korea’s nuclear button talk?