Accuracy in Media

On Wednesday, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann said that President Trump’s claim that the U.S. has a bigger “nuclear button” than North Korea makes him seem “demented and deranged.”

Trump issued a tweet after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said he has a “nuclear button” on his desk in his New Year’s speech.

“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!” Trump tweeted.

Heilemann criticized Trump for being “cavalier” about a serious subject.

“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,” Heilemann said.

“He is not merely being cavalier with a threat about nuclear war,” Heilemann said. “He is being cavalier in a way that makes him seems demented and deranged and makes no serious—of our serious allies or adversaries around the world think that he is a serious person talking in this way about the most serious threat that the world ever faces.”

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  • NonPCconservative

    Leftists reflexively take the side of other leftists. They simply can’t help themselves and they must attack anybody who ridicules another leftist, even the indisputably demented and deranged Kim Jong Un, AKA “Rocket Man”. If you want to find out whether or not somebody is a leftist simply tell the unvarnished truth about a few leftists and eventually they will try to defend some or all of those you are “disparaging”.

  • ItsJo

    President Trump was ANSWERING, “Fat Boy with the BAD haircut in NK” who AGAIN was using threatening language AGAINST AMERICA, Just as he’s done for his whole time as Dictator of NK.” These Liberal, Leftists who DO defend OUR ENEMIES, but NOT our Republic OR a POTUS, who finally “Answered BACK to the Nutcase in NK, showing that WE will NOT be intimidated, as HE has BEEN threatening America and it’s People.” Too bad , this Liberal Media types are SO STUPID, they would RATHER RISK NK Dictator continue his lobbing off weapons, possibly hitting Japan, So Korea, Hawaii, and THE USA as he SAID HE’D DO. The media IS complicit, Once Again, for siding with the BAD GUYS, just as they Always do for the Corrupt Democrats as they did FOREVER…especially Obama AND Hillary/Bill!

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  • Polly Pocquet

    I’m glad President Trump talks tough to Kim Jong Un. How in the world does that make him “demented and deranged”? You guys make poor judges of character; and I doubt that you are qualified to make such sweeping psychological diagnoses. Stick to reporting the news!