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‘Nobody wants that’: Kellyanne Conway scrambles to downplay Trump’s terrifying ‘Nuclear Button’ threat

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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, on Wednesday sought to assure Fox News viewers that her boss does not want to start a nuclear war in the wake of a Twitter rant in which the president threatened North Korea with his “Nuclear Button.”

After North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that he had a so-called “nuclear button” on his desk, Trump fired back at the dictator on Twitter, noting that his button was “bigger.”

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“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!”

In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Conway seemed to downplay the dire nature of the president’s threat.

“Our position on North Korea has never changed,” she insisted. “He continues to apply maximum pressure. North Korea must denuclearize the peninsula region.”

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“The president has made very clear… that a nuclearized North Korea is not just a danger and a threat to America and to any freedom- and democracy-loving people, but to the entire world,” Conway opined.

“Does the president believe we are close to war with North Korea?” Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked the presidential counselor.

“The president has said many times, nobody wants that,” she replied. “Of course not, nobody wants that.”

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“We are going to continue to apply maximum pressure on North Korea,” Conway concluded. “It is a dangerous place and we’re very happy the international community is responding.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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