US Strategic Command Jokes About Dropping Bombs In Disturbing NYE Tweet

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As the Times Square ball was about to drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve, US Strategic Command celebrated by joking about dropping bombs in a disturbing tweet that has since been removed.

It’s perhaps a good time to remind everyone that President Donald Trump has the nuclear launch codes that could blow up the planet and kill us all, but that didn’t stop US Strategic Command from posting this frightening and disgusting tweet Monday night as the world ushered in the New Year.

“#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball…if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger,” the tweet said, followed by a video of a B-2 bomber dropping a bomb that violently explodes and unleashed a giant ball of fire.

After much outrage ensued, US Strategic Command deleted the tweet and apologized:

But one Twitter user managed to capture a video of the tweet and the video:

Twitter users continued slamming US Strategic Command despite the apology:

Joking about dropping bombs on people is not funny, it’s what eventually leads to actually dropping bombs on people. Regardless of the intention being that our military is working hard to protect us, US Strategic Command could have relayed that message a different way without promoting violence that scares everyone to death at a time when people are struggling to be hopeful.

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