United States President Donald Trump and son Barron show up for a brand-new year’s celebration at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 31, 2017.(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM, This material goes through copyright.) President Trump mocked the leader of North Korea in a tweet Tuesday night, stating his own “nuclear button” works and is “larger and more effective” than Kim Jong Un’s.
“Will somebody from his depleted and food starved regime please notify him that I too have a Nuclear Button, however it is a much larger & & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!,” Trump tweeted.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un simply specified that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved routine please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, however it is a much bigger & & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018 The tweet comes a day after Kim gave his traditional yearly address to his country. He revealed North Korea had actually attained the historic accomplishment of “completing” its nuclear forces and added he has a nuclear button on his desk.
“The U.S. ought to understand that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table,” he stated during the speech, as translated by The Associated Press.
“The whole area of the United States mainland is within our nuclear strike variety. … The United States can never begin a war against me and our nation,” Kim said.Kim Jong Un also stated Monday the United States should be conscious that his country’s nuclear forces are now a truth, not a danger. But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year’s address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to start in the South in February and recommending the North might send a delegation to participate.The Associated Press added to this report. © 2018 TEGNA MEDIA