President-elect Donald Trump seems to be so eager to be behind the desk in the Oval Office that he can't wait until he's sworn in to start running the country.
As the retiring incumbent, Barack Obama, tries to enjoy his final presidential vacation in Hawaii, he must tolerate reading about his heir-apparent already impinging on his presidential turf back on the mainland. Trump is butting in on one of the most sensitive issues of war and peace of the last 70 years.
Using his favorite communications toy, Twitter, Trump has implied he might start a new nuclear arms race. America's most notable non-expert in the nuclear field and in foreign policy has declared the United States "must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes."
In a more pointed private remark to Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," Trump was quoted as saying: "Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all."