Trump follows up North Korea threats with Twitter nuclear brag

Trump follows up North Korea threats with Twitter nuclear brag
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Trump follows up North Korea threats with Twitter nuclear brag

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President Trump has followed up his ‘fire and fury’ warning to North Korea with a brag on Twitter about the United States’ nuclear arsenal.

Trump’s tweets came after Pyongyang said it was considering plans for a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017

…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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017

The US secretary of states played down the rhetoric.

Tillerson in Guam: “The president was sending a strong message to North Korea, in language that Kim Jong Un would understand” pic.twitter.com/LYCZxgwjVJ

— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 9, 2017

Guam is home to about 163,000 people and a US military base that includes a submarine squadron.

The two B-1B bombers that flew over the Korean Peninsula in a recent show of force had taken off from Guam.

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