On Friday, election guru Nate Silver poked fun at President-elect Trump’s call for expanded nuclear capabilities with a tweet about an electoral map following a hypothetical nuclear holocaust.
Here's what the electoral map would look like if only people who weren't burnt to a crisp in the nuclear holocaust voted. pic.twitter.com/MsrkuOjZWi— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 23, 2016
Siler jokingly insinuates Alaska, Hawaii, and Wyoming would be the only states to survive nuclear obliteration. The tweet has gone viral and has already been shared thousands of times.
The tweet is also a play off an earlier analysis by Silver where he drew what an electoral map would look like if only men, and then only women, voted in the election.
And here's if just dudes voted. pic.twitter.com/HjqJzIVwc4— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 11, 2016
Donald Trump has been taking heat lately for issuing a tweet calling for the United States to expand its nuclear capabilities.
The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
According to MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, Trump told her off-air Friday that he would be ok with a nuclear arms race. “Let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass … and outlast them all,” Brzezinski recalled Trump telling her.