When it comes to insane dictators like North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, you can’t expect diplomacy and a passive approach to have any effect. Just ask former President Barack Hussein Obama, whose negligence and submissiveness got the United States into this situation in the first place!
Luckily for the country, President Donald Trump understands this fact. He hit back Tuesday night at Kim Jong Un shortly after the North Korean dictator claimed to have a “button” for nuclear weapons on his desk.
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,’” Trump tweeted. “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!”
Trump’s response followed the dictator’s January 1st remarks where he claimed the rogue nation’s nuclear weapons are now a “reality.”
“The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table,” Kim said during a televised speech. “The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range. The United States can never start a war against me and our country.”
Kim Jong Un added, “We need to mass-produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles and accelerate their deployment.”
BREAKING: North Korea says they will open the border hotline with South Korea at 06.30 GMT to discuss inter-Korean dialogue pic.twitter.com/S8iWOfrJQn
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 3, 2018
But, apparently, things are not as well and nice as the dictator would have the international community believe. As a result of President Trump’s unfailingly tough stance, North Korea announced that they would be reaching out to South Korea via their emergency hotline link.
The direct communication line has not been used in over two years and the call lasted for twenty minutes. Political analysts see the move as an indication that recent changes in U.S. policy have shifted thinking within the North Korean regime.
It looks like they are ready to negotiate.
It’s interesting to note that during his New Year’s address, Kim Jong Un called for improved relations with South Korea. Mentioning the upcoming Winter Olympics, the dictator stated the event in South Korea could “be a good opportunity to display the status of the Korean nation,” per Fox News.
What do you think of the job President Trump’s
done with North Korea?
Looks like our commander–in-chief knows what he’s doing!
-Do you think Obama would have been able to do this?