Transcript for Trump taunts North Korea with nuclear button tweet
standoff between president trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. As the two leaders escalate their war of words over nuclear weapons there are new signs this morning of possible cooperation between north and South Korea with the restoration of a hotline to reduce tensions between the two countries. Let's bring in Martha Raddatz and, Martha, the president's tweet last night really sparked a huge reaction on social media. Reporter: It sure did, George. Social media lit up over this one with fear and shock and some calling for the president's Twitter account to be shut down. The tweet came in response to Kim Jong-un saying he had a nuclear button on his desk. President trump in what sounds like a playground taunt about manhood tweeting I too have a nuclear button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his and my button works and as we read that, a reminder we're talking about nuclear war here with a north Korean dictator who values nothing more than his personal power and comes as Kim Jong-un is perfecting a nuclear tipped missile that could reach the U.S., of course, we also have tens of thousands of American troops in the region, George. Yeah, that rhetoric alarming. At the same time you see this possible rapprochement between the north and south between the north and south Koreans. Reporter: He's liking trying to create a wedge but there is great relief this communications line between the north and south is once again re-opened after two years of silence, that line is on the border there in the so-called truce village. There may be in-person talks next week which would largely center on whether North Korea would participate in the olympics but it is a start and south Korean officials say this will not hurt its relationship with the U.S. Although the U.S. Says any talks won't be taken seriously if the north does not stop its nuclear program, George. Yeah, Martha, in some past olympics north and South Korea have competed together. Under the same flag and I think that's what the south is hoping for here. Thanks very much. That tweet on North Korea just
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