Published 8:35 pm, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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As tensions escalated between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, Twitter erupted with comments, especially dry-humored jokes. (See a selection of tweets in the gallery above.
Trump said he’d meet North Korea with “fire and fury” if its leader continued to threaten the United States, in a statement to reporters delivered at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., where he’s vacationing.
North Korea reacted to new UN sanctions against its nuclear weapons program hours later, and warned the United States it’s investigating plans to strike the U.S. Air Force base on Guam with a missile.
Twitter quickly reacted with Trump supporters applauding the president for sending a strong message to Jong-un, and opponents expressing Trump’s approach is putting Americans at risk.
“Reckless for @POTUS to make provocative statements about North Korea & back US into a corner. We need de-escalation, not a miscalculation,” tweeted Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles.
Most Twitter users responded to the threatening rhetoric from the world leaders with countless sarcastic comments.
“Guam? Wtf has Guam ever done to anyone?” wrote @DomUtton.
“Guys, remember when the biggest American threat to North Korea was that Seth Rogen/James Franco movie. Good times,” wrote @telizs3.