The planet was put on alert Thursday as Cher, veteran of countless world tours, spread the word that President Donald Trump (represented as always by a toilet emoji) was contemplating a preemptive strike on North Korea were the nation to reach for the nuclear trigger.

Kim Jong Un did reach for something early Thursday, but instead of the nuclear trigger it turned out to be a pair of scissors for a gala ribbon cutting ceremony to show off a new street lined with apartments.

Still, NBC News was quick to pick up on Cher’s warning and publish an exclusive report, finding intelligence sources who claimed Trump might be getting ready to drop another MOAB or two to put North Korea in its place.

Or, just maybe, NBC is purposefully putting out fake news on behalf of the White House to confuse the North Koreans … and Americans.

Interesting …