Things in Washington DC certainly aren’t business as usual these days, and we likely have President Trump to thank for that.
Trump came into Washington like a wrecking ball, but that was the idea. The American people voted for him on account of the fact that he would arrive in the nation’s capital and clean house. They chose him as the one to splinter the status quo into smithereens, and to return our nation to its previous glory.
In this pursuit, the Commander in Chief now seems eager to once again display the might of the American military…and in a big way.
The Trump administration has discussed whether to conduct America’s first nuclear weapons test in almost three decades, according to a report in The Washington Post.
A senior administration official told the newspaper Friday that deliberations took place on Friday May 15, during a meeting with members from top national security agencies.
At least one member of the Trump administration prefaced the discussions by claiming that ‘both Russia and China are conducting low-yield, underground nuclear tests’ of their own. Both of those countries have denied that they are doing so.
Not everyone was on board, however:
Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, told The Washington Post: ‘It would be the starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race. You would also disrupt the negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who may no longer feel compelled to honor his moratorium on nuclear testing.’
The last time that American performed a nuclear test was all the way back in 1992.