Trump Boasts His ‘Nuclear Button’ Is ‘Bigger And More Powerful’ Than Kim Jong Un’s

In the latest edition of Is-This-The-Onion-Or-Real-Life-News, the U.S. President once again incited war with North Korea via Twitter, except this time he rolled a dick joke into his thinly veiled nuclear threat. Tuesday evening found President Donald Trump boasting about how he commands a “much bigger” and “more powerful” nuclear arsenal.

“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,’” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “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!”

Trumps hair-trigger tweet followed a New Year’s Day statement from Kim, who stated he has a nuclear button on his desk as well as weapons powerful enough to reach anywhere in the United States.

The president’s tweet quickly generated scornful backlash from diplomats, lawmakers, and politicians of both parties. It was the latest in a barrage of back-from-the-holiday tweets, in which he claimed responsibility for the lack of deaths in plane crashes last year, called for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in jail again, cited employee bonuses as an advantage of his tax cut bill, and threatened to cut off aid to Pakistan, among many others. Trump also promised he would announce his own award next Monday for the “most dishonest and corrupt media.” Any guesses?

Trump’s “I have a much bigger button” tweet naturally resulted in dumbfounded awe, outrage, and an absolutely thunderstruck set of responses: