President Donald Trump's boast about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "just a fact," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.
"I don't think it's taunting to stand up for the people of this country," Sanders said in her daily briefing, downplaying fears about the tweet possibly goading Kim into the nuclear war he has been threatening for months.
Although there is not an actual button that would set off a nuclear attack, Sanders assured that Trump is "very aware of how the process works and what the capacity of that is. And I can tell you it's greater than that of North Korea."
Sanders also once again blamed "the complacency and the silence of the previous administration" for tensions with North Korea skyrocketing as high as they have been during Trump's presidency.
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