Nothing really surprises people when it comes to politics anymore, right? In the most recent and questionable antics on the world stage, Russian President Vladimir Putin showcased a simulation video of a massive nuclear missile annihilating the state of Florida.
He presented the missile in his annual state-of-the-nation speech to the Russian Federal Academy. Bragging about their nuclear weapons, he told them that they were powerful enough to destroy anywhere around the world.
It's pretty bonkers:
"I want to tell all those who have fueled the arms race over the last 15 years, sought to win unilateral advantages over Russia, introduced unlawful sanctions aimed to contain our country's development ... you have failed to contain Russia," he said.
Putin continued, saying that the West has ignored Russia, and this will put an end to it.
People are concerned but not quite surprised:
Putin want to be respected but he is going wrong way, people respect those who make the world better place like Elon Musk and not destroyers like Putin. Putin is building nukes and not electric car factories or Moon rockets or Mars rockets, Putin vision for future is destruction!— Samed Garibovic (@SamGaribovic) March 1, 2018
But others are legitimately frightened:
Truth! I'm getting little scared. We have to come together. Was it not Khrushchev that said I will take America without firing a shot. It seems to me that GOP want to make this prophecy. It's not over yet, but enough is enough. On this it is time to stand together.— Grumpy (@UrbanCross57) March 1, 2018
And some folks are just wondering what our president is doing about it...
And yet still no sanctions for Russia. I guess Trump needs Putin for re-election.— Billy Thomas (@wmbthomasjr) March 1, 2018
Hmm, wonder if this will FINALLY be something Trump considers "crossing a red line" or will he pull the "every country has a right to defend itself" line??!— Donna Longo (@birderseye) March 1, 2018
H/T - Mashable