Start Nuclear RaceWithout bothering to address whether or not it could be good or bad, Trump is suspected of trying to start a new nuclear arms race. Oddly, this is contradictory towards the idea that Trump is best friends with Putin, as the two concepts are at direct odds with each other. However, Trump has doubled down on his statement, saying that it may be in the United States' best interest to project strength. Historically, this projection of strength has led to some ramping up in other countries, so this tracker has been started at a much higher percentage than most others.
Trump has made it clear that he intends to increase the defense budget, with the intention of increasing US spending on nuclear arms development.