A rather alarming but comedic exchange took place Tuesday evening between the leader of the United States President Trump and the dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.
Earlier this week, King Jong Un declared he has a button for nuclear weapons on his table and the entire U.S. mainland is now within striking range. This didn't sit well with the president who is known for taking to Twitter to vent on various issues.
President Trump took some direct shots at Kim Jong Un in tweets Tuesday evening that asked if someone from Kim's "depleted and food starved regime" can "please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one this his, and my button works!"
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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 have a Nuclear Button too, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948355557022420992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The retort sounded good on Twitter, but if you know anything about white house procedure you know there isn't actually a button on the President's desk but rather the nuclear "football" follows him with rotating guard shifts wherever he goes.
Kim probably shouldn't be flaunting about his "nuclear buttons" with the whole world aiming missiles at him, but hey, it's his life. Trump took another stab at Kim by calling him "rocket man" which is hilarious.
Trump also tweeted, "Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for the first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not - we will see!"
The U.S. has been demanding North Korea give up their nuclear program but Kim insists on continuously showing the world he has no intentions of giving up his nuclear quest.
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