The world quickly panicked as they thought that the two were pitting themselves against each other. But on further analysis, it appears that this is not the case.
It appears that the two are planning to join forces and dominate the other countries.
"Most of those pre-nuclear countries are in one form or another dominated by the US and the Soviet Union," Trump told journalist Roy Rosenbaum in 1987. "Between those two nations, you have the power to dominate any of those countries.
For all his evolution Trump has always had a fascination with weaponry and in particular nuclear. One of his primary campaign gimmicks was to use more force and even re-introduce water boarding.
But his latest statement suggests that h will join forces with Putin rather than fight him.
"The United States must significantly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," Trump tweeted.
But what was puzzling about the tweet was how vague it was. It did not indicate his intentions or with whom.
Strengthening Nuclear armory will go against everything the past presidents have done. This has put many people on alert as they eagerly wait to see Trump's move.