OK, so maybe this is another thing we should ignore, but Trump coming out with his call for the US to increase its stockpile of nuclear weapons, as well as upgrading them, is seriously off the wall. One reason I had no doubt about voting for Clinton, despite disliking both aspects of her positions and her personality, was his occasional wild remarks about nuclear weapons (e.g. "Why can't we just use them when we feel like it?" or something like that). One would have hoped he would get past that after getting elected, but I see nothing good coming out of this at all, with not a nation on the planet supporting this, not even UK or Israel, and plenty disliking it and quite possibly setting off a new nuclear arms race, just what many past presidents have been carefully trying to undo.
Of course the Chinese will hate this, but an irony is that this might upend one of the few possible bright spots in foreign policy Trump has offered. I have not been a fan of his ass kissing of Putin, but in fact I had begun to hope that maybe Putin might just behave better in some parts of the world, Baltics and Ukraine in particular, to please his new pet president. But I seriously doubt that Vladdie is going to like this at all. This particular honeymoon may be over before it even begins. Time to bottle back up all that now drunk champagne in Moscow.
The only real question is if this is just Trump himself shooting off his mouth thoughtlessly yet again or whether this reflects advice from any of his new national security team. Some of these people seem not entirely unreasonable, including the wildly named "Mad Dog" Mattis, incoming SecDef. If indeed this is being pushed by an adviser, I suspect the conspiracy-minded NSC guy, Flynn. If it is just Trump, however, maybe they can walk him back off this.
As it is, it may be just as well that the late Tom Schelling did not liive to see this awfulness.
Addendum at 11:10 PM: I have now learned that Putin put out an unpleasantly aggressive statement about enhancing the Russian nuclear weapons stockpile so that it can penetrate various defenses in Europe shortly before Trump issued his tweet. I am not sure if Trump's tweet was specifically a reply to that or not, but this does put a different spin on this, with it looking like the honeymoon was ended by Putin rather than Trump before Trump could even get in office. Wow, what a sucker Trump was with all that falling all over Putin, not to mention the reportedly 37% of Republicans who supposedly now think that Putin is just great since Trump has been saying so many nice things about him. Just gag all the way around.