On Fox News Media Buzz, we talked about the media reaction to this:
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Why is it so shocking and appalling to tweet something that is undeniably true?
I think the reaction is because they’re objecting to the tone of the tweet. We saw this when President Trump went to the UN and called him “rocket man” and there was shock and outrage about that and yet at the same time it’s just the medium is the message, and he’s putting that out there.
Yet the media foreign policy experts who were satisfied with the status quo of our policy in North Korea for the last two decades somehow feel this statement that is undeniably true is outrageous.