On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump tweeted a taunt to North Korea's Kim Jong-un about how much bigger his "Nuclear Button" is — and Twitter predictably exploded in criticism.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone fro… https://t.co/EvTgZxiji0— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1514940559.0
"I remember when these fights were about hand size and not nuclear button size," The Guardian's Ben Jacobs tweeted.
I remember when these fights were about hand size and not nuclear button size https://t.co/Ay8SkH4QLa— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs) 1514940687.0
Others took a less humorous tone, calling it "worrisome" and even an open threat of nuclear war.
The president of the United States is openly threatening nuclear war. https://t.co/bVKLETWqh7— Steve Peoples (@Steve Peoples) 1514940704.0
This tweet is worrisome https://t.co/kDZSkerlYK— Nick Valencia (@Nick Valencia) 1514940719.0
Check out some of the best below.
Also there’s a red button for Diet Cokes https://t.co/ntl2yYw0fV— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1514940868.0
“much bigger & more powerful one” ! https://t.co/VTltEriCWm— Jennifer Epstein (@Jennifer Epstein) 1514940667.0
It’s only January 2nd. https://t.co/lVlfuNMvun— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1514940743.0
he means his dong— Paul Blest (@Paul Blest) 1514941625.0
This is a real tweet from a real American President. What a time to live in fear of nuclear annihilation by 80s car… https://t.co/UiBi21k2cZ— STEMLORD (@STEMLORD) 1514941085.0
If you love our country, help me put this lunacy in check. Tell @realDonaldTrump this is not normal behavior. Any… https://t.co/mR7etKErZD— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1514941301.0
Having a president like Trump who brags “Mine is bigger than yours” to overcome an apparent fear of impotence and e… https://t.co/YvY2FUiUJ1— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1514941162.0
This is not a game. This is not a reality show. This is a clear and present danger. We should all be deeply worried… https://t.co/bwSzG3Ar7I— Joe Cirincione (@Joe Cirincione) 1514941101.0
"My button is bigger than your button" - this is what the office of President has come to? https://t.co/EjBAvdV1OM— George Aylett (@George Aylett) 1514940793.0
No no that one brings Diet Coke. You have to use the phone for the nukes. https://t.co/8uBEOeMlrS— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1514941096.0
Is threatening the nuclear annihilation of an entire country not a violation of your terms of service, @Twitter? https://t.co/BREmbq7pOZ— X (@X) 1514941539.0
.@SpeakerRyan - you removed @RepBarbaraLee bipartisan amendment in middle of the night that would have taken away… https://t.co/HA9FMaSYdb— Randy Bryce (@Randy Bryce) 1514941484.0