The mainstream media is busy ushering the entire nation back into the cold war, blithely discussing nuclear weapons and launch codes like it’s about to be 1957 instead of 2017.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes kicked the fear porn up a notch recently, saying, “Trump’s comments about nuclear weapons have experts worried he could literally inadvertently trigger a catastrophe.”
His guest, Esquire writer Charlie Pierce, went on to say:
We have what, I think the total is 7100, individual nuclear war heads. I don’t even want to know what the destructive capabilities there. And we’re about to hand the launch orders over to a guy who can’t stay away from his phone for 15 minutes… So yeah, I think we’re all good to need a refresher course in what nuclear weapons are all about.