Donald Trump, responding to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying he had a nuclear button on his desk, said in a tweet on Tuesday that his nuclear button “is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Picture
In a televised speech on Monday, Kim said “the entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat.” The president's attempt at one-upmanship came after the rogue leader said in a New Year's address, "the button for nuclear weapons is on my table," and that he could use it to launch an attack on the entire United States. But this latest battle of who has the biggest button, isn't grounded in reality: Trump does not actually have a nuclear button on his desk, reports The Associated Press. The nuclear "football" is carried by a rotating group of military officers everywhere the president goes.