MSNBC’s Joy Reid just gave the shameful reason Republicans tolerate Trump nuclear war tweets

- Januari 02, 2018

In an provocative – and dangerous – tweet tonight, Trump took to Twitter to effectively threaten nuclear war with North Korea, claiming that he, too, has a “Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than [Kim Jong Un’s].”

Trump’s tweet comes in response to the North Korean leader’s own thinly-veiled threat against the Trump administration, claiming that he has a nuclear button “always on the desk of [his] office.”

“The United States can never fight a war against me and our state,” he said. “It should properly know that the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike and a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office, and this is just a reality, not a threat.”

Upon seeing his tweet, MSNBC’s Joy Reid immediately took to Twitter to lambast the Republican Party and their complicity in this dangerous pissing contest.

 

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The escalation is only the latest in a series of incendiary remarks between the two despotic rulers grandstanding on the international stage.

So far, all of Trump’s strongman tactics have earned him exactly nothing, as North Korea, per their own announcement, now has a “complete” nuclear arsenal. The unfortunate achievement comes on the heels of repeated missile launches in the face of Trump’s aggressive rhetoric.

The world, meanwhile, is forced to stand idly by and watch as these two authoritarian leaders attempt to outdo each other on Twitter to mollify their insatiable egos.

As to whether the Republican Party will finally step up and defend against Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, their embrace of him thus far does not suggest they will abandon the President any time soon– with midterms fast approaching, that is to their own detriment.

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