Trump Brags About His ‘Nuclear Button’ Being ‘Much Bigger’ Than Kim Jong-un’s

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Continuing the centerpiece of his foreign policy agenda, talking up a nuclear war with North Korea, President Trump today reacted to reports from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, who warned he has a nuclear button and would use it if threatened by the US.

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Trump declared that his own nuclear button is “a much bigger & more powerful one than his,” and adding that unlike Kim’s, his button “works.” This suggests the president believes the size of a nation’s nuclear arsenal is necessarily proportionate to the size of their button.

Trump’s suggestion that his button “works,” is the latest in a series of comments from US officials doubting North Korea’s nuclear capability. Defense Secretary James Mattis similarly insisted that North Korea’s arsenal was unproven.

These comments both suggest the US isn’t taking North Korea’s deterrent capabilities seriously, and that there is a serious risk that the Trump Administration will gamble on North Korea’s ability to retaliate with nuclear strikes on American cities in starting a huge war.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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  • James Park

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    • Joyce Gaynor

      1) Kim made the same threat hours earlier, Trump responded in kind. 2) The reason people are starving in North Korea is Kim. 3) North Korea threatens to nuke not only the U.S. but many countries in the world. 4) Kim has death camps, and kills dissidents. There is no rule of law or due process in North Korea.

      Yet to folks like you, Trump is the bad guy?