As the future President of these United States, Donald Trump will have to deal with the delicate issue of cyberattacks. So good thing he’s got a coherent handle on this tricky and nuanced topic, right?
Nah, just kidding. He sounds more like your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving blaming everything on “the cybers.”
In the full transcript of an interview with the New York Times published today, Trump outlines his plans for cyberwarfare. And by “plans,” I mean faint ramblings about the cybers:
[DAVID E.] SANGER: You’ve seen several [NATO members in the Baltics] come under cyberattack, things that are short of war, clearly appear to be coming from Russia.
TRUMP: Well, we’re under cyberattack.
SANGER: We’re under regular cyberattack. Would you use cyberweapons before you used military force?
TRUMP: Cyber is absolutely a thing of the future and the present. Look, we’re under cyberattack, forget about them. And we don’t even know where it’s coming from.
SANGER: Some days we do, and some days we don’t.
TRUMP: Because we’re obsolete. Right now, Russia and China in particular and other places.
SANGER: Would you support the United States’ not only developing as we are but fielding cyberweapons as an alternative?
TRUMP: Yes. I am a fan of the future, and cyber is the future.
You heard it here first, folks: Donald Trump, who we’re not sure has ever touched a computer, is a fan of the future, and cyber is the future.