Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get anymore absurd, it invariably does.
That was apparently a reference to this tweet:
Of course that tweet was itself a response to Ri, who last week said it was all but “inevitable” that North Korea’s missiles will one day be launched in the direction of the U.S. mainland.
But then that was a response to Trump who, after calling Kim “Rocket Man” in front of the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to “totally destroy” the North.
And we can trace this back as far as you want to go. It’s just middle schoolers lobbing insults at each other, only these middle schoolers are heads of state with nuclear weapons.
Lost in the sheer absurdity of it all is the fact that both Trump and Kim are threatening to kill each other on a near hourly basis. And not only that, they are threatening to kill other people too.
Well on Monday – and you’re not going to believe this – Twitter felt it necessary to respond to what apparently were multiple requests to have Trump’s tweet (the one shown above) removed.
Those requests appear to stem from the fact that the tweet in question amounts to the President of the United States threatening to murder 26 million people. Here’s Twitter:
Take a minute to let that sink in.
Twitter literally felt compelled to explain its decision to allow Donald Trump to use the platform to start a nuclear war.
That is what just happened. In real life. Right in front of you.
So for anyone out there who, just nine short months ago, was inclined to suggest that Trump’s critics were being hyperbolic by saying he would eventually lead us down the path to nuclear war 140 characters at a time, it’s time for a mea culpa.
Because that is what’s happening, and Twitter itself just acknowledged as much.