Trump: My nuclear button works
President Donald Trump, reacting to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying he had a "nuclear button on his desk" and was ready to use it against the U.S., said on Twitter late Tuesday that his own nuclear button "is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"
In a televised speech on Monday, Kim had said "the entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat."
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
The fiery rhetoric comes as representatives from North and South Korea could meet for the first official discussions between the neighbors since 2015 ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
South Korea proposed Tuesday that talks be held next week. A spokesman for the South Korean government said that Seoul had consulted with the U.S. and had Washington's go head.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned North Korea earlier on Tuesday against staging another missile test and said Washington would not take any talks between North and South Korea seriously if they did not do something to get Kim to give up his nuclear weapons