Trump must understand that Twitter is not a nuclear deterrent

North Korea has now demonstrated its ability to reach parts of the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, and the most powerful response President Donald Trump could muster was a tweet. North Korea's mercurial 33-year-old leader, Kim Jong-un, has escalated the nuclear threat to alarming proportions.

The stakes are too high for Trump to trivialize it with a Twitter takedown. An already nervous world has even more reason to be worried when America's president responds with: "North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea ... and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!"


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