Donald Trump indicated on Friday that he did not fear a new arms race and warned that United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal.
Trump tweeted on Thursday that America will “greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” This tweet came hours after President Vladimir Putin declared Russia needs to “strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces.”
The Trump reply and his use of language reminiscent of the Cold War rocked the Washington establishment two days before Christmas. However, some people wondered if this reply was a deliberate strategy to bring about a promised rapprochement with Russia.
Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press Secretary, said that the President-elect’s point is that unless other countries come to their senses and recognize that this is not a smart move, increasing nuclear stockpile around the globe is not good for anybody, the US is not going to sit back and take it. Read the full article here.