Obama's so yesterday — Trump Twitter mock

In a pair of tweets sent out the day after he threatened North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the president claimed that the USA arsenal is "far stronger and more powerful" than ever before.

Donald Trump and North Korea appear to be in the middle of a nuclear stand-off, with the United States president threatening "fire and fury like the world has never seen". It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before. "Let's never forget that", Bolton said in the tweet Trump retweeted.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States". But they have intensified since one intelligence agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, issued an unsubstantiated report last Tuesday that North Korea could fit miniature nuclear warheads onto its missiles.

Trump first retweeted former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Fox News contributor John Bolton, who blamed former President Obama for increased tensions with North Korea.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump for making such a remark.

Stephen Schwartz, an independent nuclear-weapons policy analyst and author of "Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of US Nuclear Weapons Since 1940", tweeted that Trump's claim to have significantly modernized and improved the US' arsenal was "patently absurd".

"You don't tell your enemy, I'm going to do this to you, so it gives them time to do something to you before you do it to them", said Alfred Wayne Patterson, who served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army.

Trump signed an executive order in January directing the Pentagon to do a new nuclear posture review - a standard move for incoming administrations.

Senator Dianne Feinstein said isolating the North Koreans has not halted their pursuit of nuclear weapons. Hopefully, Secretary Tillerson is already discussing the possibility of reopening talks with our Asian partners during his current trip.

Calling nuclear weapons the greatest threat to humanity, Trump called on "Russia, and the United States, and China, and Pakistan and many other countries that have nuclear weapons" to get rid of them. "It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before".

After a couple of days dominated by his threat of nuclear hellfire, though, it was particularly disturbing to see such a vivid demonstration of Trump's feelings of inadequacy.

Trump also mentioned that he will push for more funding to go towards anti-missile defense due to the threat of North Korea and other countries.

Vanessa Coleman

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