Wired: Author: Issie Lapowsky Business
Date of Publication: 08.03.16.
Donald Trump is incredibly dangerous! PERIOD.
This morning on his show Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough said that according to one of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisors, the Republican nominee recently asked why the United States can’t use nuclear weapons.
“Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them,” Scarborough said, as the panel seated around him fell silent.
And it’s only Wednesday, y’all.
Listen. We know most of you out there are well aware of the dangers and lasting effects of nuclear weapons. And, of course, it’s possible this is all a misunderstanding (the Trump campaign didn’t respond to WIRED’s request for comment). But this report, combined with other comments Trump has made about nuclear war in the past, form a rough—and terrifying—outline of what a potential Trump nuclear doctrine would be.
Like so many of Trump’s statements on thorny national security issues, his public pronouncements on nuclear weapons have often been contradictory. He has, in the same breath, said he is against nuclear proliferation, and that “it’s going to happen, anyway.”
WN: This is reminiscent of Madeleine Albright who asked Colin Powell: “What’s the point of having this superb military you’re always talking about if we can’t use it?” (See Powell)
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