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CIA Director: Trump’s ‘Button’ Tweet ‘Entirely Consistent’ With U.S. Policy

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Sunday insisted that President Donald Trump’s tweet about the size of his nuclear “button” is an accurate reflection of U.S. policy toward North Korea. “That tweet is entirely consistent with what we’re trying to communicate,” Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday. “We want the regime to understand that unlike before, we are intent on resolving this.” Trump’s tweet came in response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that he has a button on his desk that can launch a nuclear attack. Pompeo said the U.S. wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically, but “is prepared to do what it takes” to protect the U.S. mainland.