President Donald Trump warned North Korea against making any threats against the United States, saying they will be met with "fire, fury and frankly power." Trump's stern remarks came after reports that Pyongyang has expanded its nuclear capabilities and successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States," Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."
Within hours, North Korea responded to Trump's warning saying it is "carefully" considering a missile strike against the US Pacific territory of Guam.
Twitter was left terrified after Trump's inflammatory rhetoric, with many calling for his immediate impeachment "before he starts World War 3."
Lawmakers, international relations experts and political pundits immediately slammed the president over his latest remarks saying it sounded like "something that North Korea would say."
"Don't gloss over the fact that Trump threatened what can only be interpreted as a nuclear attack on North Korea if Kim Jong-un taunts him," Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to President Obama, tweeted. "I want to know if Kelly, Mattis, Tillerson, or McMaster knew what was going to come out of Trump's mouth about North Korea."
"No joke: I read Trump's statement on North Korea and thought it was a North Korean statement on Trump," Noah Rothman, associate editor at the Commentary, said.
Many Twitter users also pointed out the irony of an earlier tweet posted by Trump back in August 2013 over the possibility of bad leadership triggering the next world war.
One Twitter user wrote: "Trump is bat shit crazy, and controls our nuclear codes. He can't even control tweeting and bullying! Everyone stay close to your [Twitter] feed. If war breaks out I'm sure he'll tweet it."
"Trump starting World War 3 to distract from his collusion with Russia is like getting caught cheating and then BLOWING UP THE F**KING PLANET", one person wrote.
Another said: "Trump's trying to drive up his failing poll numbers by starting a war. He wants his base to think he's badass. Provoking a war is the ultimate distraction. And Trump's psych profile indicates that he would do it."
Other people discussed Trump's body language while he was making the defiant statements.
"WHY IS HE HUGGING HIMSELF," one social media user asked while a second quipped: "No one else will?"
"Trump's body language in the "fire and fury" statement is telling: Arms crossed tight. Defensive, terrified. Cowardly. Unbecoming a leader," another said.