US President Donald Trump gave a combative response to North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un by tweeting “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!”
Mr. Trump’s tweet is a response to a statement made by The North Korean Leader’s a day before – ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times’. Mr. Kim’s statement raised the tension between the US and North Korea at the same time when South Korea, an ally of United States, is attempting to open talks with Pyongyang.
President Trump made this statement after coming back from holiday. He opened the New Year with quite a few provocative tweets – calling for an aid to Hillary Clinton to be thrown in jail, cutting off aid to Pakistan and Palestine, announcement of his own award for the most dishonest and corrupt news media.
His latest tweet on North Korea has distresses some in Washington as the escalating clash between the two nuclear- armed nations is alarming.
Jim Himes, a Democrat of Connecticut and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN “I guess the president regards this as a show of strength. But as everybody who’s ever been in a, you know, first grade playground recognizes, it’s usually the person who’s most aggressively pounding their chest that is in fact the weak one on the playground.”
Eliot A. Cohen, the formed counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice under President George W. Bush said that the tweet demonstrated an immaturity that is dangerous as a commander in chief.
At the same time, President Trump’s supporters are supporting his stand against North Korea.