#1 Big Button
Due in class on Wednesday 02/14
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump, January 3, 2018
On January 3, 2018, President Trump tweeted about his button size. A button that would kill innumerable people, and likely set off a cataclysmic chain reaction of political and natural events. A button which by some accounts, would end the world, or at the very least, create a considerable catastrophe.
Your assignment is to create a button that causes a catastrophe. Taking Trump's tweet as a starting point, develop a button like mechanism (remember too that he bragged about its size) that starts some chain reaction of terrible events. You are free and encouraged to make vivid use of metaphor, hyperbole, and narrative, and to look more deeply into the "Nuclear Football," its reality, and how it is depicted in film and television.