Hitler liked kittens. Saying you like kittens is the same as Hitler.
I mean, ignoring the obvious logical fallacy of the guilt by association argument, we can go even further and point out that Trump’s statements regarding nuclear arms are in fact not at all a legitimate peace through strength argument.
Nuclear arms are only a deterrent in prevention of nuclear war, through a policy of MAD. Statements by Trump suggest using nuclear weapons in conventional conflicts, even dropping them on friendly countries. It’s so far beyond the pale in terms of any sensible foreign policy, that it’s nonsensical.
There is not some sort of dichotomy between, “Being unwilling to engage in military conflict” and “drop nuclear weapons on countries in europe”.
“Peace through strength” does not mean “use nuclear weapons”. Holy shit, why does this even need to be said?