Trump Just Issued a Blunt Nuclear Warning to Kim Jong Un That Is Sending Shock Waves Across the Internet

| JAN 3, 2018 | 1:26 AM

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Ever since President Donald Trump took office, he has engaged in a rhetorical battle with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

On occasion, that rhetoric has escalated to action — and there have been shows of force on both sides.

Even as North Korea and American ally South Korea enter talks regarding the coming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Kim took a swipe at President Trump:

“The entire mainland of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office.”

President Trump's immediate reaction, given to a reporter at Mar-a-Lago as he wrapped up his holiday vacation, was simple: “We'll see, we'll see.”

But on Tuesday, after he'd had a little more time to consider the reality of Kim's threat, President Trump issued one of his own:

He's clearly not playing.

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