President Trump just taunted North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un again, mocking his “depleted and food starved regime” and bragging that his “Nuclear Button” is “bigger & more powerful” than Un’s.
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
Trump has made several aggressive overtures against the famously-unstable Un in the past, calling him “Rocket Man” and threatening him with the “fire and fury” of American military action.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
Sanctions and “other” pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea. Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not – we will see!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Un had recently threatened that his own “nuclear button” was within arm’s reach “all the time.”
“The whole of its mainland is within the range of our nuclear strike and the nuclear button is on my office desk all the time,” Un warned.