Trump says he wants to ‘strengthen’ U.S. nuclear defense — and liberals lose their freaking minds

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. needs to up its game when it comes to the country’s nuclear defense capabilities — a call that resulted in liberals across the country collectively losing their minds.

“The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” Trump tweeted.

While you might think of making the U.S. better able to respond — if, God forbid, there ever was a nuclear threat—  as a positive step forward for the safety of the American people, a number of left-leaning media outlets went into all-out panic mode over the president-elect’s proposal.

The Washington Post on Thursday evening only added to the hysteria by tying Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and suggesting that the president-elect is trying to “revive the nuclear arms race.”

“The language echoes old Cold War rhetoric: Our missiles must be able to serve as a deterrent to usage, by existing as a threat to enemies,” an article in the newspaper, under the headline “Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agree: Let’s revive the nuclear arms race,” read.

But it’s important to point out that nowhere did Trump suggest in any way using nuclear weapons. The president-elect was simply voicing his support for developing nuclear defense capabilities, given the nuclear program that other countries, like Iran and North Korea, have recently shown more interest in developing.

A general view of the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, is seen on April 9, 2007, 180 miles south of Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced yesterday, April 9, that Iran has stepped up their Uranium enrichment programme, with up to 3,000 isotope separating centrifuges now in operation. The news has brought condemnation from the International Community and the UN. Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani confirmed the scaling-up of activity but declined to elaborate on the subject. (Image source: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
A general view of the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, is seen on April 9, 2007, 180 miles south of Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced yesterday, April 9, that Iran has stepped up their Uranium enrichment programme, with up to 3,000 isotope separating centrifuges now in operation. The news has brought condemnation from the International Community and the UN. Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani confirmed the scaling-up of activity but declined to elaborate on the subject. (Image source: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

The Obama administration’s Iran Deal was intended to address such concerns, but Trump iterated throughout the presidential campaign that he would “rip up” the deal. Perhaps Thursday’s tweet is the country’s first look at how Trump plans to govern from a position of strength — not weakness.

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