Trump blows it over Kim taunt

Central Station | 4 Jan 2018

Size seems to be an awfully big deal for Donald Trump.

The latest proof of that came in a boast that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Of course, that was in response to Kim's New Year's address, in which he gave a new twist to threats by saying he had a "nuclear button" and warned that "the whole territory of the US is within range of our nuclear strike [capabilities]."

Trump's response: "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!"

The process for launching a strike is secret and complex, but, to spare you the details, it involves a nuclear "football," war plans, special codes and transmitting launch orders to the Pentagon and Strategic Command.

But truth, sense or grace matters not a jot with this president.

Remember his inauguration crowd, when his then press secretary Sean Spicer said it was "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."

Or, going back to the 2016 election, when he insisted, in an Oedipal slip, during no less than a Republican presidential debate, all his appendages, including the baser kind, are not small just because his hands are small.

One hopes his latest red-neck preoccupation with size in the nuclear crisis, or that earlier one for that matter, doesn't end with a bang.

Trump shouldn't have that satisfaction.

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