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Analysts weigh-in on Trump’s latest remarks about N Korea

President Trump has escalated his war of words with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, asserting that his ‘nuclear button is much bigger and more powerful’.

FILE: US President Donald Trump. Picture: AFP

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump’s latest remarks about North Korea in which he threatens nuclear war have had analysts wondering whether he is truly aware of the catastrophic impact an activation of either of those so-called buttons would have.

Trump has escalated his war of words with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, asserting that his “nuclear button is much bigger and more powerful”.

Kim had previously taunted Trump in a New Year’s Day speech, saying his nuclear button was always on his desk.

While President Trump does not have nuclear buttons, they do have a briefcase called a football filled with important items that can be used to launch a nuclear attack.

Some, like comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel joked about Trump’s tweet wishing everyone a happy new year with it others say it raises new questions about his temperament and capacity to fulfil the responsibilities of his position.

A former ethics lawyer for George W Bush called Trump’s boast about size grounds for removal from office.

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