The Independent – Some officials at the Pentagon were reportedly concerned Donald Trump was set to declare war on North Korea when he started tweeting about his plans for the military.
There were nine long minutes between Mr Trump’s first tweet – announcing he had been consulting with his generals – and the second, in which he said he had decided transgender people could not serve in the military.
During that time, some people were apparently worried Mr Trump had Pyongyang in his sights, rather than the rights of LBQTQ servicemen and women.
“At the Pentagon, the first of the three tweets raised fears that the president was getting ready to announce strikes on North Korea or some other military action,” BuzzFeed reported.
“Many said they were left in suspense for nine minutes, the time between the first and second tweet. Only after the second tweet did military officials receive the news the President was announcing a personnel change on Twitter.”
PHEW! What a sigh of relief. The squad over at the Pentagon really sweating out those 9 minutes. “He’s going to launch a nuclear war on North Korea… He’s going to launch a nuclear war on North Korea… oh PHEW he only banned the transgenders. Thank god. What a relief.”
Incredible reality that our Pentagon’s got no clue what their commander in chief is up to or planning to announce. That he could be announcing anything from military personnel changes to war with a hostile nuclear power. It’s breaking now that the joint chiefs were “blindsided” by the Trump announcement. They’re saying nothing will change until Donnie tells the Pentagon directly.
By the way, did somebody say North Korea?
Tough to look at everything going on around us and and think it’s all going to turn out okay. We’ve got Hawaii bunking up like it’s October ’62 for fucks sake.
What a (funny, interesting, and terrifying) time to be alive!