Donald Trump Called for a Nuclear Arms Race with Other Countries

Type: WrecklessDec 23 2016 Severity:
About: Nuclear Weapons & Nuclear Proliferation
Donald Trump upended years of American foreign policy by calling for a new arms race. Trump started the controversy by tweeting "the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes." When asked to clarify his comments on 'Morning Joe' he doubled down saying, "Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all."

Main Source: nbcnews.com

Quote | Trump followed up the antagonizing tweet to the world with an even worse quote.

After Trump tweeted "the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.", he went on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' and doubled down on his tweet by telling the host:

"Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all."