On new years day, Kim Jong-un told the world of his nuclear button; on Tuesday night, Donald Trump responded via Twitter with “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”. This comes after months of a war of words sort of stand off between the two leaders. The conflict started in early 2017 as North Korea started testing missiles. Much of this has taken place on social media.
Experts are still unsure if these missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads to the east coast. However, Kim Jong-un claims they can hit DC and New York with ease. Many experts claim the missiles are all there, but the heat shield isn't capable of letting the warhead enter the atmosphere. Whatever the case, a nuclear war seems to be closer than ever.
Story by Franklin Bester-Sproul