Putin Just Suggested He’s Prepared To Nuke Florida And Trump Is Disturbingly Silent
Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that his country is capable and willing to nuke the state of Florida, according to BBC News.
On Thursday, the Russian leader unveiled a video to show his country’s new stockpile of “invincible” nuclear weapons. In the video, it appeared to show missiles heading straight to Florida.
The reason behind the video is not known and it is unclear why Putin would want to bomb Florida.
US Defence Department official Dana White said that he was “not surprised” by Putin’s video, but added that “The American people should rest assured that we are fully prepared.”
Mark Fitzpatrick, from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told the BBC: “This isn’t a warfighting strategy, to have a video of attacking Florida.
“This is a message. The symbolism is in the video itself. It’s a rhetorical flourish.”
BBC News suggested that Putin is targetting Florida because of its tourist attractions and because it’s the home of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
Since the video was revealed, Trump has not addressed the issue.