Trump likes to push buttons, both figurative and real. Specifically a certain little blue button on Twitter, which he used today in response to Kim Jong Un (see Trump Trolls ‘Rocket Man’ Kim Jong Un: “My Button is Bigger!”).
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the Twitter “My Button is Bigger” incident:
"The people of this country should be concerned about the mental fitness of the leader of North Korea," Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says when asked about Pres. Trump's "nuclear button" tweet. https://t.co/zZxq4uafpB pic.twitter.com/87Yondcxp3
— ABC News (@ABC) January 3, 2018
JOURNALIST: Should Americans be concerned about the president’s mental fitness, that he appears to be speaking so lightly about threats regarding a nuclear button?
SARAH SANDERS: I think the president and the people of this country should be concerned about the mental fitness of the leader of North Korea. He’s made repeating threats, he’s tested missiles time and time again for years. And this is a president who’s not going to cower down, and is not gonna be weak, and is gonna make sure he does what he promised to do and that is stand up and protect the American people.
They say you really know a person when you can push all their annoyance buttons. Sarah Huckabee Sander’s job is to inform the press, answer any of their impish questions, and do so with a poker face capable of winning millions. Sarah pushing media’s buttons is just gravy. We have a button theme today, did you notice?
Kim Jong Un is dangerous, and he’s not disappearing anytime soon. So far, President Trump has kept the rolly child in line with a firm, spanking hand. Even if Trump is getting a little “playful” with the Twitter.
Remember, multiple things can be true at once: Trump shouldn’t spend so much time on Twitter, Trump’s tweet to Kim Jong about “My button is bigger” is both a little childish and perfectly hilarious. Media will freak out regardless of Trump’s Twitter rhetoric. Might as well enjoy what you can!
Now get caught up on North Korea’s history: