North Korea describes Donald Trump's 'bigger nuclear button' Twitter claim as 'spasm of lunatic'

North Korea has described Donald Trump’s claim that he has a “bigger nuclear button” than Kim Jong- un as the “spasm of lunatic”.

The latest instalment of the war of words between the two nations comes after the US President tweeted: “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”

In a commentary published on Tuesday, North Korea’s ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun reportedly hit back at Mr Trump, describing his comments as the “spasm of lunatic”.

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The fiery exchange is not the first between the US President and his opposite number.

Mr Trump has previously described the North Korean leader as a “maniac” and “little rocket man”, while Kim Jong-un has dubbed the president a “mentally deranged US dotard” and a “gangster”.

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The latest friction between North Korea and the US comes as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attended a two-day summit on North Korea in Vancouver.

Mr Johnson called for a “grown-up conversation” between the UK and the US and said the relationship between the two country’s was “crucial”.

<em>‘Crucial’ – Boris Johnson said the UK’s relationship with the United States is “crucial” (Picture: Reuters)</em>
‘Crucial’ – Boris Johnson said the UK’s relationship with the United States is “crucial” (Picture: Reuters)

His comments came as he said Labour’s attempts to stop Mr Trump visiting Britain were “extremely odd”, insisting the US president would visit “in due course”.

Mr Trump has cancelled a proposed visit to open the new US embassy in London, claiming the move to a new building represented a “bad deal”.

However, reports have suggested he called off his trip because he felt he had “not been shown enough love” by the British Government.

(Top picture: AFP)

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