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There are a lot of things we’re looking forward to in 2018, but will we live long enough to see them?
The world is currently caught in some sort of fifth-grade stand-off between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, who’ve both flexed their power with nuclear threats this week.
On Monday, during his New Year’s Day address, Jong-un declared that “the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office,” while also expressing a desire to find a peaceful resolution with South Korea.
“The entire mainland of the US is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office,” Jong-un said. “They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality.”
Never to be outdone, Trump took to Twitter to fire off the tweet that will surely launch us into a nuclear war. “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!”
Seems our new year of possibilities may be cut short, but some people have taken to Twitter to ask that they are removed from this narrative.
Others just want to live long enough to see Black Panther before we’re all nuked.
And, many are just trying to find the humor in all this so that we can laugh through the end of the world.
Trump has yet to fire off more tweets threatening nuclear war, but that doesn’t mean his Twitter fingers aren’t busy. Between trading barbs with North Korea’s trigger-happy leader, Trump has taken a shot at the media and shared a quote about the significance of his first year in office, the usual stuff.
So, while the world may come to an end soon, at least we have Twitter to help us laugh through the pain.