In what is turning out to be an extraordinary 24 hour news cycle, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders came out today to defend Donald Trump’s Tuesday night tweet about North Korea.
NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker asked Sanders a question regarding the “taunting” tweet.
“You just said that people should question the mental fitness of Kim Jong-Un. So then isn’t it dangerous for the president to be taunting him on twitter?” Welker asked
Sanders responded sharply by saying, “I don’t think it’s taunting for the people to stand up for this country. I think what’s dangerous is to ignore the continued threats. If the previous administration had done anything and dealt with North Korea and dealt with Iran instead of sitting by and doing nothing we wouldn’t have to clean up their mess now.”
Just as Sanders was about to ask another journalist for a question, Welker chimed in with, “Sarah, it’s a taunting tweet to say he has a larger nuclear button than him.”
“I think it’s just a fact.” Sanders said backing up the president.
Welker finished with one final question that was on the minds of many who read the outrageous tweet. She wondered if the president knows that there is in fact not “one actual nuclear button.”
“The president is very well aware of how the process works and what the capacity of the United States is, and I can tell you that it’s greater than that of North Korea,” Sanders said.
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