Duck and cover: Donald Trump is ousting the guy in charge of U.S. nuclear weapons security

You’ve likely never heard of the National Nuclear Security Administration unless you’ve worked for it yourself. But the little known agency is indeed in charge of keeping the nuclear weapons of the United States secure, so it would only be likely to get attention if it fails to do its job. And that may be about to become a thing, because nuclear-obsessed Donald Trump has revealed that he’ll be ousting the head of the Nuclear Security Administration on day one.

It’s nothing personal against the head of the nuclear agency. Instead it’s part of a personal grudge against President Barack Obama and his administration. Donald Trump has decided to immediately oust pretty much everyone in charge of everything, and while that kind of thing does tend to happen from one administration to the next, it’s only ever done in an orderly fashion. If the new president wants someone from the previous administration replaced, he waits until the replacement is ready to step into the job. But Trump is ousting everyone he can oust, including the nuclear guy, one day one – even though that will apparently leave no one in charge of our nuclear weapons cache.

The stunning development, reported by Gizmodo, comes after Donald Trump has spent weeks tweeting about wanting more nuclear weapons trying to start a nuclear war in Asia. And now Trump wants to have no one in charge of keeping our nuclear weapons secure. Duck and cover.


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