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President Trump once again set social media ablaze with an incendiary tweet aimed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 

In his message Tuesday night, the president appeared to respond to Kim's New Year's Day address in which the hermit dictator bragged that "the entire mainland of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office."

Trump then fired back on Twitter that his own nuclear button is "bigger."

The tweet set off a flurry of outrage among the president's critics:  

On "America's Newsroom" today, Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard said Trump's tweet was inappropriate and "childish."

"It accomplishes nothing and demonstrates the emotional immaturity you would expect of a five-year-old," said Hayes.

Earlier on the show, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump's position has not changed and he considers a nuclearized North Korea to be a threat to the world.

"We want to continue to apply maximum pressure," she said, adding that the international community is supportive of steps being taken by U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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