Donald Trump just made yet another terrifying comment about the possibility of nuclear war. At a briefing on Aug. 8, Trump said that any further threats from the North Koreans would be met with “fire and fury.” And it's making everyone think of the same thing: Hillary Clinton's tweet about nuclear weapons from the 2016 campaign.
“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons,” Clinton warned the United States in a tweet barely a year ago.
The message was signed with Clinton's first name, a sign that she wrote it herself, as opposed to staffers. It's frighteningly relevant now, as Trump appears to level threats against North Korea.
Trump's comments came at a meeting at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, where he was leading a briefing on opioid addiction, according to the Associated Press. He seemed to be responding to the recent reports that North Korea has successfully created a nuclear weapon that can fit inside its missiles, a step closer to the nation developing the ability to wage war on the United States.
“North Korea had best not make any more threats to the United States. ... They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen," Trump said. "They will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
And everyone had the same thought: Hillary Clinton warned us.
Her year-old tweet quickly started getting retweeted.
Some people wished that it hadn't been so on-point.
And some people are using Trump's own words against him.
Can you give an "I told you so" about nuclear war?
Seriously though, this is kind of terrifying. "Fire and fury" is a great line when it comes from Daenerys Targaryen, not so much when it's coming out of the mouth of the president of the United States.
"Fire and fury like the world has never seen," he said. Let's hope it never has to.