Right. This’ll be a quick one, because there’s a non-zero chance we’ll all be vapourised by dinner time.
U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a boastful tweet provoking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with nothing less than nuclear war, sparking what can only be described as legitimate concern for the continued existence of life on Earth.
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,”” Trump wrote.
“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!”
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 too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Ah, yes, because there is no more appropriate way to address threats from a rogue nuclear state than to make a thinly-veiled reference to your own putrid junk.
Trump’s message comes after Kim’s New Year’s Day address, in which he said “the entire mainland of the US is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office.
“They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality.”
While the majority of respondents to the tweet have reacted with what can most aptly be described as horror, some say they took the proactive measure of reporting the message for violating Twitter’s terms of service.
That path of action seems to have failed, with users reporting their complaints were rejected on a near-instant basis.
after a year of this there is finally clear policy from twitter. they will not suspend the president https://t.co/EAAORrCvau
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) January 3, 2018
We’ll keep you posted on this one, if we aren’t incinerated by nuclear hellfire.