'Morning Joe': Trump Tweets Suggest President Is 'Demented and Deranged' pic.twitter.com/KgXuKZZ453— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 3, 2018
The set of “Morning Joe” were none too pleased by the president’s latest Twitter barbs thrown at North Korea over the size of its respective “nuclear buttons.” On Wednesday’s show, the regulars competed with each over who could be more outraged by the president’s latest tweets.
John Heilemann had the strongest response, suggesting that the whole affair made Trump look crazy.
“He is not merely being cavalier with a threat about nuclear war. He’s being cavalier in a way that makes him seem demented and deranged,” said Heilemann. “Anybody who treated this cavalierly would be roundly condemned by all serious people if both parties.”
But as with so many things Trump, Heilemann marveled at how the rules just never seemed to apply.
“It’s still a connection to normalcy here for all of our lifetimes, any president of any party who treated threats of nuclear war in any way in a cavalier way, we have not seen that really from Republicans or Democrats.”
After nearly a year in office, it’s tough for Trump’s Twitter rants to make headlines. The president, however, outdid himself on Tuesday. The North Korea saber-rattling came in response to Kim Jong Un’s assertion in his annual New Year’s address that he had a “nuclear button” on his desk.
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
In addition to taunting North Korea, Trump also announced he would unveil a “The Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the Year,” and urged his followers to tune in that night to watch his friend and staunch ally, Sean Hannity, on Fox News.
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