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Former reality show star Donald Trump addressed our country’s problems with North Korea by threatening to start a nuclear war. The signs were all there before the election but conservatives felt the need to put an inept buffoon into power with zero political experience and a disdain for diplomacy. Flashback: In December of 2015, Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson appeared on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ and attacked Republicans for pushing endless wars but then she added, “What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re afraid to use it?”

And here we are with Trump’s tiny hands hovering over the nuke button, saying that he will respond to threats with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Wednesday morning, Trump started tweeting about nukes, something that he should privately discuss with his cabinet, but instead, he used his Twitter account.

“My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before….,” he tweeted.

“…Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!” he tweeted seven minutes later while the world collectively held its breath because people don’t want to die.

Kim Jong-un is simply trying to give the illusion of power and Trump is playing into his hands while there are other ways the U.S., along with its allies, can deal with a looming threat from a hostile foreign power.

This isn’t a post about Twitter users’ reactions to the amateur president’s threats of nuclear war. We just want to highlight how unstable he is.

Trump referred to nukes before the election and here we are again. But, for Trump, it’s all good because he doesn’t have to worry about his dismal approval ratings or getting re-elected in 2020 if there is no 2020. Meanwhile, the chatter with Republicans and Democrats amounts to, “Maybe he should tone it down, IDK…” instead of discussing how to get that unhinged maniac out of office before people die.

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