Putin: ‘Nothing Unusual’ About Trump Nuclear Comments

Vladimir Putin
Russian president Vladimir Putin has dismissed Donald Trump’s apparent plans to expand America’s nuclear arsenal, adding that “nobody is arguing” with the idea that America has the strongest military in the world. Responding to questions about Trump’s nuclear policy at an international media conference in Moscow, Putin said that he was “a bit surprised by the statements from some representatives of the current U.S. administration who for some reason started to prove that the U.S. military was the most powerful in the world.” Putin had said on Thursday that Russia “will always be stronger than any potential aggressor.” Trump later responded to the claim on Twitter, saying that “United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” 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 Putin today appeared to reject the notion of a potential arms race with the United States, saying that “in the course of his election campaign Trump spoke about the necessity of strengthening the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and strengthening the armed forces. There’s