Trump's 'bigger nuclear button' tweet appears to have been prompted by a Fox News report on Kim Jong-un
Nuclear bomb explosion (Shutterstock) and President Donald Trump, composite image.

At 7:37 PM, Fox News' chyron read that Kim Jong-un "says he has a nuclear button." Two minutes later, President Donald Trump tweeted in an apparent response.


First flagged by Media Matters' Matt Gertz, the short amount of time between Fox's headline and the president's bombastic tweet offers powerful evidence that the right-wing network "is going to get us all killed."

Less than 30 minutes after the "nuclear button" tweet, Trump posted a promotion for Sean Hannity's Fox News show.