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    Trump Boasts of Better ‘Nuclear Button’ Than North Korea

    They’re pushing each other’s buttons. President Trump tweeted that he had a “much bigger” and “more powerful” button for launching nuclear weapons than Kim Jong Un, after the North Korean leader warned that he had a launch button on his desk. Trump has tweeted several provocative foreign policy statements in recent days, but his taunts to Kim have many observers worried about nuclear escalation. Meanwhile, Pyongyang and Seoul have made overtures toward peace, reopening a hotline to communicate about South Korea’s upcoming Pyeongchang Olympic Games.

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