(CNN) — US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says President Trump’s tweet
warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about US nuclear capabilities
helps global security because it keeps Kim "on his toes."
The latest war of words between the two leaders began when Kim, in a New
Year’s speech, signaled his willingness to engage in talks with South
Korea and claimed the entire US mainland was within range of North
Korean missiles. "The nuclear button is always on the desk of my
office," he said. "They should accurately be aware that this is not a
threat but a reality."
Trump responded via Twitter, saying, "I too have a Nuclear Button, but
it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"
Critics said Trump’s tweet was too flippant and raised new questions
about whether he understands the gravity of a potential nuclear war. But
Haley said Sunday that Trump’s wording was an appropriate response to