Donald Trump is taking his reckless social media rhetoric to an even more dangerous level than normal with talk of amping up the United States nuclear capability.
Trump has become known for using Twitter to express his thoughts about government practices and his own recommendations since before his election victory, but his most recent tweet about starting an arms race has many people concerned.
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The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
According to CNN, the alarming tweets from Trump came on the heels of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments about Russia needing to “enhance the combat capability of strategic nuclear forces, primarily by strengthening missile complexes that will be guaranteed to penetrate existing and future missile defense systems.”
The cryptic words from both men have led some to believe that a nuclear arms race between the U.S. and Russia could be on the horizon.