Some Republicans on the committee say the findings and revelations have left them more convinced than ever that FBI leadership rigged the outcome to clear Clinton.
John Solomon, “Congressional investigators find irregularities in FBI’s handling of Clinton email case,” Hill, January 2, 2018, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/367141-congressional-investigators-find-irregularities-in-fbis-handling-of
But before Trump, no US President has made such public and cavalier threats, apparently relishing the power he wields as the person who could, by himself, deploy America’s earth-shattering nuclear arsenal within a matter of minutes. . . .
“To call it juvenile would be an insult to children for what he did tonight,” retired Adm. John Kirby, a former State Department and Pentagon spokesman told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday.
“I do think in the halls of the Pentagon and the State Department, there has got to be a lot of concern over this, because he is the President of the United States. His tweets are going to be taken as official policy,” said Kirby, now a CNN analyst. “There is no question they are going to lead to miscalculation and confusion over there.”
Everybody seems to get that nuclear button size is a stand-in for penis size in ‘manliness.’ I’m trying to figure out what this says about men who don’t have nuclear buttons. https://t.co/3KkjU5UFA9
— David Benfell, Ph.D. (@n4rky) January 3, 2018
A psychologist I know says that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are ‘triggers’ for each other. If he’s right, it isn’t hard to see how “dick size” becomes extraordinarily dangerous.
Kim has anchored his regime on the idea that the United States, the North’s enemy in the 1950-1953 Korean War is bent on destroying the communist regime in a nuclear strike. In that sense, Trump’s missive plays right into the hands of the reclusive regimes propaganda conceit, much as his threat to rain “fire and fury” on North Korea did last year.
Stephen Collinson, “The nuclear war tweet heard ’round the world,” CNN, January 3, 2018, http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/03/politics/donald-trump-nuclear-buttonth-korea/index.html