US President Donald Trump has made a sharp retort to the North Korean leader’s recent threat that he had a nuclear button on his desk, saying his nuclear button “is a much bigger & more powerful one than his.”
“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!” Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday.
The US president’s reply came a day after Kim used his televised New Year’s Day speech to warn Washington 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.”
During his address, the North Korean leader stressed the importance of reducing military tensions on the Korean peninsula, also expressing an interest in dialogue with…