Donald Trump’s press secretary-to-be, Sean Spicer, thinks the president-elect’s Twitter use will be “just a really exciting part” of his administration.
“I think that his use of social media in particular . . . is gonna be something that’s never been seen before,” Spicer told local Providence, Rhode Island, news station WPRI in a recent interview. “He has this direct pipeline [to] the American people, where he can talk back and forth.”
“He can put his thoughts out and hear what they’re thinking in a way that no one’s ever been able to do before,” he added. “I mean, he does communicate in a much bigger way than there’s ever been before, and I think that’s gonna be just a really exciting part of the job.”
As “exciting” as some of Trump’s more innocuous tweets may have been, the “thoughts” he’s more recently put out could signal World War III.
Last week, Trump — via his “direct pipeline” to his constituents — suggested the United States ought to “strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.”
The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
Kingston Reif, director for disarmament and threat-reduction policy at the Arms Control Association, called Trump’s suggestion “a very concerning and destabilizing symbol for the rest of the world.”