President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to warn that the United States’ nuclear arsenal is far stronger and more powerful than ever, but added, “Hopefully we will never have to use this power.”
On Tuesday, Trump said the U.S. would respond with “fire and fury” to any North Korean actions that would put Americans at risk. This comment sent cable news into a tizzy and the threat has dominated news coverage
“There will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world,” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s “fire and fury” comment came after a Washington Post report that North Korea possesses a miniaturized a warhead that could fit on top of one of its missiles. North Korea’s military recently said it was examining plans for attacking Guam.
Before tweeting his latest threats, Trump retweeted a “Fox & Friends” story about the “fire and fury” comment, so presumably he approves of the message that was sent.
President Trump vows America will respond to North Korean threats with "fire & fury" in a warning to the rogue nation pic.twitter.com/UaE2rPkZ6f
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 9, 2017
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday, as he returned from an Asia trip, he doesn’t believe there is “any imminent threat.” Tillerson said that nothing he’s seen or knows of in the last 24 hours dramatically changed the situation between the Unites States and North Korea.