Twitter reacts with mockery after Donald Trump threatens North Korea with “fire and fury” amid escalating tensions over the latest news that the Communist country has successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads.
Trump was beating his chest in an attempt to outdo the lunacy from Kim Jong Un, saying, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.” “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
I hope he realizes that North Korea will nuke South Korea and Japan before the U.S. We have soldiers in the region so saber-rattling is not smart. Um, where are the generals?
President Trump: If North Korea makes any more threats to the U.S., “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” pic.twitter.com/8dQed79L1W
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 8, 2017
It looks like he stole the “fire and fury” line from a New York Times news story about the Syria missile strike.
— Steve Reilly (@BySteveReilly) August 8, 2017
The stock market tumbled after Trump’s “fire and fury” comment.
— Bloomberg (@business) August 8, 2017
Well, Twitter had a lot to say after Donald Trump threatens North Korea:
'Fire & fury' warning aimed at frightening Beijing as well as Pyongyang. But Presidential red lines not enforced set dangerous precedents.
— AndersFogh Rasmussen (@AndersFoghR) August 8, 2017
"Fire and fury" against North Korea. Sharp Trump words. Deterrence or preemption? Crisis clearly escalates. https://t.co/NMFyZ75QKf
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) August 8, 2017
The madness of Kim Jong-Un versus the madness of Kim Jong-Trump https://t.co/VHStpJMjb3
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 8, 2017
OMG.. Trump sounds like lil Kim.. Two crazy leaders.. And the insanity of both will lead to millions of deaths. "Fire and Fury" Really?
— USA TempOffline 🇺🇸 (@Sensata2014) August 8, 2017
Reminder: the wonderful, thriving city of Seoul, capital of South Korea, is just 35 miles away from the border, within "fire and fury" range
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) August 8, 2017
Trump's "fire and fury" comment is oddly similar to one by President Ryan in Tom Clancy's Executive Orders. Speechwriter has a thesaurus?
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) August 8, 2017
Nuclear war. Fire and fury. This is fine. Everything is fine. pic.twitter.com/Z5YErV3ahz
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) August 8, 2017
— Trump Interpreter (@trumpterpret) August 8, 2017
Fire and fury? Trump is out here sounding like he's narrating a video game. Can we substitute an adult prez in times of nuclear threats?
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) August 8, 2017
— vanre (@noshortre) August 8, 2017
— Kimanne123 (@kimanne123) August 8, 2017
Not a diplomat, but I wouldn't threaten fire and fury on a guy who's just itching to launch a nuke. Just sayin'.
— Chris Torres (@SparkysL8) August 8, 2017
‘They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen’ pic.twitter.com/ugk4L0tQ2k
— Nick (@jamesy1962) August 8, 2017