While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016, then-President Barack Obama had some things to say about then-candidate Donald Trump. What he said was totally on point at the time, and is even more frightening now, one year into Trump's presidency.
In the speech, Obama talked about how Trump's campaign staff had taken away his Twitter account:
In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self-control they said we are just going to take away your Twitter. Now, if somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear codes.If somebody starts tweeting at three in the morning because SNL made fun of you, then you can't handle the nuclear codes.
Though the crowd responded with laughter and applause, it really doesn't feel that funny anymore:
Yeah, we're not laughing. Those in attendance when Obama made that observation had the now-unimaginable luxury of laughing at the absurdity.— Magellan's Wife (@FallingOffEarth) April 30, 2017
People are definitely feeling nervous about Trump having access to the nuclear codes, and they have been for a while.
Tweets like the one Trump shared January 2 — about his "button" being bigger than Kim Jung Un's — are not reassuring:
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Kim/Trump on nuclear buttons: probably the most childish exchange of 4-5 year old child nonsense ever said or printed. Time for enablers, sycophants, the VP and others to remove the person who scared both Obama/Hillary with unfitness to control nuclear codes.Did courage die?— LindaBStanley (@LindaBStanley) January 3, 2018
Some folks worry that Obama's invitation to Prince Harry's wedding might upset the President:
Friends are friends. There is NO reason for Harry not to invite Pres. Obama if he wants to. If toddler Trump can’t handle it, he has NO business having the nuclear codes.— Cos2mwiz (@Cos2mwiz2) December 26, 2017
My gawd you Trumpsters are dimwits. Obama is a personal friend. He’s not being “automatically” invited, and if man-baby Trump can’t handle that, he has NO business having the nuclear codes. You can’t handle FACT Obama made friends worldwide, & Trump is a worldwide joke.— Cos2mwiz (@Cos2mwiz2) December 26, 2017
EVERYTHING is about Big Baby Trump. If Obama is invited they'd better hide the nuclear codes.— Emskware (@emskware2015) December 27, 2017
Hillary Clinton mirrored Obama's thoughts when she shared this tweet while campaigning in 2016:
"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 29, 2016