Last Saturday, during an inter-class lull at my Saturday morning volunteer gig, my friend Frenchie (who, naturally, is Italian) asked me if I thought Trump was going to nuke something, anything. After a couple of seconds contemplation, I answered that Trump is a real-estate mogul, so he probably wouldn't be so callous with nuclear arms... there's just too much money to be lost. I then opined that the real danger would be Trump's regime starting a war with Iran for No Good Reason. That was last week, now I fear that my belief that the greatest danger of a Trump presidency would be a mere land war in Asia was, perhaps, naive.
All that changed when the President-Elected tweeted that "the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes." Now, there has been a mad scramble by Team Trump members to clarify what the dunderhead really meant, with reports that he himself wants to reignite a nuclear arms race. At this time, the United States is believed to have almost five thousand nuclear weapons. Six years ago, President Obama expressed his commitment to nuclear non-proliferation, now we are facing the prospect of a president who is committed to atomic dick-swinging. A guy who can't even control his iPhone use really shouldn't have access to the nuclear football. I'd hate to see him nuke Baldwin because he's mad about a Saturday Night Live sketch.