New York Daily News slams Trump’s North Korea rhetoric: ‘Atomic wedgie’

New York Daily News slams Trump’s North Korea rhetoric: ‘Atomic wedgie’
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President Trump’s hometown newspaper slammed the president for his severe warning to North Korean president Kim Jung Un, with the newspaper’s cover showing Trump wearing a cowboy hat and riding a missile surrounded in flames in a reference to the film "Dr. Strangelove."

“Atomic Wedgie,” the headline reads in all caps.

The newspaper cover also comments on the Trump team “dousing” Trump’s threats against the country, as members of his administration have attempted to downplay the North Korean threat.


“President Trump’s reckless talk of unleashing hell on North Korea led his secretaries of state and defense to try to tamp down on tensions Wednesday — but North Korea said it was already planning strike on U.S. territory of Guam,” reads the newspaper’s cover.

Trump on Tuesday threatened that the United States would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if the country continues to threaten the U.S.

The tensions between the two countries were further escalated after the United Nations passed sanctions against North Korea, after urging from U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyCoronavirus sets off industry scramble for aid from Washington Why Klobuchar should be Biden's vice presidential pick Overnight Defense: 'Tens of thousands' of National Guard troops could be activated for coronavirus response | Hospital ships could take week to deploy | Trump says military to help Americans stuck in Peru MORE. The United States also passed their own sanctions on the country.

After Trump’s “fire and fury” comment caused panic from fears of a nuclear war, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonStumbling US diplomacy flattens Washington's influence curve Trump lashes out over Kelly criticism: 'He misses the action' Timeline: Trump and Romney's rocky relationship MORE downplayed the conflict, saying there is not any “imminent threat” from the country.

"Americans should sleep well at night, have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days," Tillerson said.

North Korean officials recently brushed off Trump’s threats to the country, calling them “a load of nonsense.” The country’s military has also announced plans to attack waters near Guam this month.