Donald Trump and North Korea’s nuclear war rhetoric is frighteningly similar

Trump and North Korean officials are lodged in a non-stop war of nuclear-tipped name-calling. See if you can name the source of these five tongue lashings.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) test launch in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. (KCNA/Reuters)
Kim and Trump (Reuters)

Maybe it’s foolish to laugh about nuclear threats, but Donald Trump’s cartoonish war of words with North Korea has each side mimicking the other’s desire to name-call and ratchet up tension. The idiotically high-stakes fight over whose nuclear warhead is longer is worth mocking at least as much as it should be feared.

So do your best to match the quote to the source. There are only two answers: Trump and a variety of North Korean officials. It’s not as easy as it looks. Our only rule is: no googling! Tweet your result here, and scroll down to see just how many readers have guessed incorrectly.

Some of the results so far:

The online crowd collectively guessed every question right, but after 800 responses to our totally unscientific, just-for-fun quiz, it’s clear that this is no slam dunk. About one in four respondents failed outright. Only 55 per cent nailed the first question, which has proved most difficult. The easiest question was the last one: 75 per cent of readers correctly identified the source.