Twitter mocked Donald Trump’s stern warning to North Korea against threatening the U.S., saying the language he used sounded more like a statement out of Pyongyang.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said to reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Here is a sampling:
No joke: I read Trump's statement on North Korea and thought it was a North Korean statement on Trump.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 8, 2017
The President of the United States shouldn't sound like Kim Jong Un. It antagonizes everyone while accomplishing nothing. https://t.co/MXsBRAc1Gd
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) August 8, 2017
This sounds like something North Korea would say. https://t.co/oXxHhRfNW9
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) August 8, 2017
Kim Jong Un just fell to number two in the runnin' for world's nuclear madman. https://t.co/OrQSQfX75g
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) 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
I want to know if Kelly, Mattis, Tillerson, or McMaster knew what was going to come out of Trump's mouth about North Korea
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 8, 2017
"I dare you!"
"No, I dare you!"
"I double-dare you!"
"I triple-dare you!"
"I tripled-dog-dare you!" pic.twitter.com/Li0Is6heod
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) August 8, 2017
"Like the world has never seen," issued mere hours before anniversary of Nagasaki, where 70k killed promptly & another 70k would die later. https://t.co/ncTNCg6RPM
— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) August 8, 2017
John McCain also piped in:
NEW: Sen. McCain reacts to Trump's North Korea threat on local Arizona radio: pic.twitter.com/CGvYGPsHLr
— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) August 8, 2017
North Korea has been testing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) with the ability to reach mainland U.S., and earlier Tuesday reports emerged that the regime of leader Kim Jong Un has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to mount on such missiles.
In late July, North Korea tested an ICBM that experts stated had a range to hit major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles or Chicago.
On Saturday, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to sanction Pyongyang for the tests.