Twitter war? or Nuclear War

Remember all those hilarious jokes during the 2016 election about how Trump would somehow instigate war through his Twitter rhetoric? WELL THE IMPOSSIBLE HAS HAPPENED….

On September 25th, 2017, the North Korean foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, accused President Donald Trump of declaring war after his UN speech where Trump referred to the leader of North Korea as “Little Rocket Man” and vowed to “totally destroy” the country if either the U.S or one of our allies were instigated…Trump then later tweeted “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!”

These remarks prompted the North Korean foreign minister to respond saying “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive countermeasures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers at any time even when they are not yet inside the aerospace border of our country," reported CNN Politics.  

White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, rejected the statement by the foreign minister stating “We have not declared war on North Korea, and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd.”

Yong Ho told reporters that “the whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country” according to BBC World News.

This controversy comes soon after North Korea filed missile tests over Japan last week, prompting the U.S military to renew talks of military action against North Korea, if the situation were to escalate.  

So, has Trump done the impossible and declared war with another country through twitter? Or is North Korea overreacting?

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