FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver apparently took issue with Donald Trump’s call for the United States to “strengthen and expand” our nuclear capabilities. On Friday, the pollster tweeted a picture of what the electoral map would look like after an all-out nuclear war.
Here's what the electoral map would look like if only people who weren't burnt to a crisp in the nuclear holocaust voted. pic.twitter.com/MsrkuOjZWi
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 23, 2016
Essentially, Silver sees Alaska, Hawaii, and, for some reason, Wyoming managing to survive the nuclear apocalypse. Just a day later, the tweet had almost 12,000 retweets and 15,000 likes.
Here is the Trump tweet Silver was responding to:
Trump also doubled-down and upped the ante regarding U.S. nuclear capability when he told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski off-air Friday morning, according to Brzezinski’s recollection, “Let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass … and outlast them all.”
Here’s some interesting social media reaction from both left and right to Silver’s tweet:
Ha!…I'm not even sweating it. Your boy can't hack it. He will be out of office in a year.
— Salty John (@saltyjohnbos) December 23, 2016
Right? "Both sides" are always tweeting about nuclear war, amirite?
— Clown Coup, Bro (@smullins3000) December 23, 2016
Doesnt Alaska have a Strategic Air Command base? I have to assume they and Hawaii are on some targeting map.
— Christopher Suprun (@TheChrisSuprun) December 23, 2016
Hopefully this isn't what it takes for his supporters to realize that words have consequences. pic.twitter.com/e0VQpW76JS
— The Id DM (@TheIdDM) December 23, 2016
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