News that North Korea's Kim Jong Un announced during a New Year's Day address that his military is on the brink of testing its first intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuke elicited a response from President-elect Donald Trump.
As might be expected, Trump felt compelled on to comment on Twitter, of course.
While U.S. officials are skeptical of Kim's boasts -- that often exhibit the same narcissistic and self-congratulatory tendencies of the president-elect -- followers of Trump on Twitter worried that his saber-rattling on social media is both unpresidential and dangerous when aimed at the immature North Korean leader.
Trump's tweets and responses below:
North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1483398344.0
.@realDonaldTrump Sweetie, this is the perfect example of something you save for your Presidenting meetings, not glib little tweets.— Bess Kalb (@Bess Kalb)1483400425.0
@realDonaldTrump and Kim Jong-un: two babies but with a single thought.— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@Dr. Jeffrey Guterman)1483399307.0
What is WRONG with you? Shut up. @realDonaldTrump— Maritxu (@Maritxu)1483404042.0
@realDonaldTrump you have mere days until you're sworn in as President. Do you really want to avoid it so badly that you'll kill us all now?— Alex Zalben (@Alex Zalben)1483399585.0
@realDonaldTrump You're just like him. https://t.co/BwrubjUo7p— The Socialist Party (@The Socialist Party)1483398381.0