US Congressman Eric Swalwell has urged House Republicans to support his effort to prevent President Donald Trump from starting a nuclear war with North Korea.
“If you love our country, help me put this lunacy in check,” Swalwell, a Democrat from California, said in a tweet.
Swalwell’s tweet followed one by Trump in which he boasted to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that the US nuclear button is “much bigger” and “more powerful” than that of Pyongyang.
“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!” he tweeted.
In a televised speech Monday, Kim suggested that his nuclear arsenal was now complete and that “the entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat.”
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