Which leader poses a graver threat to humanity, North Korea’s or our very own Donald Trump?
On January 2, President Donald Trump tweeted, “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!”
As many historians and journalists have argued, the inevitable lust for mayhem in foreign policy has always been about penis envy. But as we begin the 2,018th year after the birth of the Prince of Peace, who would have thought that a U.S. President would be bragging about the size of his button?
Of course Donald Trump’s red button is far bigger, at least when it comes to triggering mass destruction, than the North Korean rocket man’s, but shouldn’t that have been obvious? Evidently not to a President who had been publicly humiliated when a diminutive opponent in the GOP primaries said that Trump’s relatively small hands signified that the brash billionaire couldn’t be trusted. Convinced that Marco Rubio was also implicitly denigrating the size of a more private body part, Trump vigorously defended his virility during the March 2016 Presidential debate.