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Kim Jong Un Brags About “Nuclear Button”. Trump Just Tweeted About His “Bigger, More Powerful Button”

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President Trump, back from his holiday break with his family, has made global diplomacy  a top priority. On Tuesday, he returned to his favorite platform, tweeting that the nuclear button on his desk is “much bigger” and “more powerful” than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And, the President jabs, Trump’s “Button works.”

“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'” Trump tweeted. “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’s comments came after Kim said in a New Year’s Day speech that he had a nuclear launch button at his desk,” The Hill writes, “and that the international community would have to accept North Korea’s status as a nuclear-armed nation as a ‘reality.'”

While Kim was boasting about his buttons, though, other media outlets were covering news that North Korean soldiers, running short on provisions, had been given permission to steal food from the farms of their countrymen.

Photos surfaced showing North Korean soldiers looking for corn in a field.

While Trump was tweeting bellicose threats, though, Kim was also suggesting he was willing to engage in dialogue with South Korea. In a surprise move, he suggested he could send athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Easing tension ahead of the Olympics is a key priority of many of the countries send athletes to the region.

The platitudes of the North and South, though, have done little to convince President Trump that the talk of peace is meaningful. In answer to Kim’s boasting about his nuclear weapons, President Trump has a clear message, albeit one backed with a bit of adolescent innuendo.

Trump’s button may or may not be bigger, but there’s little doubt that it works.

“Sanctions and ‘other’ pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea,” Trump tweeted. “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!”