North Korea is continuing its war of words, calling President Trump’s nuclear button tweet the ‘spasm of a lunatic.’

North Korean state media on Tuesday called President Trump’s boast of having a bigger nuclear button than its leader Kim Jong Un the “spasm of a lunatic.” 

Rodong Sinmun, the ruling Workers’ Party’s newspaper, spoke out in an editorial after Trump tweeted on Jan. 3: “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!”

Trump’s tweet came a day after Kim said in a speech: “The United States should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table,” according to the Associated Press. Kim claimed the weapons were capable of reaching the entire U.S. mainland. 

The comment followed an escalating war of words between Trump and Kim, amid global concerns that nuclear war could break out.

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At a lavish New Year’s Eve party at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club, the president promised 2018 would be fantastic. He also briefly addresses the leader of North Korea’s claims that he has a nuclear button on his desk.

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