After getting his security briefing while on vacation at his golf course in New Jersey, President Trump gave a press conference.
I'd like to de-nuke the world.
The president tweeted that his "first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal" and "it is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before".
Trump issued a presidential memorandum on January 27 that, among other things, directed the secretary of defense to initiate a Nuclear Posture Review "to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies".
However, the tweet did not seem to have gone down well with several Twitter users, including actor Kal Penn, who quoted the tweet asking if Trump's Twitter account could be suspended for "threatening violence" against North Korea?
Trump also mentioned that he will push for more funding to go towards anti-missile defense due to the threat of North Korea and other countries. North Korea responded by detailing a plan to fire ballistic missiles toward the US territory of Guam, home to USA military bases. "We are going to be increasing the anti-missiles by a substantial amount of billions of dollars".