Trump Says He Has a 'Much Bigger' Nuclear Launch Button Than Kim Jong Un

| JAN 3, 2018 | 2:03 AM
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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to argue that he had a “much bigger” and “more powerful” nuclear launch button on his desk than Kim Jong Un.

The tweet follows the rogue nation's leader issuing a familiar warning at the United States during his New Year's Eve address, where he also claimed a “nuclear button is always on the desk of my office.”

Trump first responded on Monday by simply saying, “We'll see,” but on Tuesday, he took to Twitter to further counter Kim's comments.

“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!”

Tensions between the two nations have continued to escalate over Trump's first year in office. Recently, after North Korea's latest missile launch, the United Nations Security Council slapped fresh economic sanctions on the regime's energy sector, imports, and exports.

Trump also announced on Twitter on Tuesday night that he will reveal the winners of “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o'clock.”

Earlier on Tuesday, the president continued to air his grievances regarding the amount of aid the United States sends to countries like Pakistan, adding that “it's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries.”

“As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump wrote.