TPM: Joe Scarborough Claims Trump Asked Advisor Why US Can't Use Nukes (VIDEO)
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough reported on the air Wednesday morning that when Donald Trump met for a briefing with an unnamed foreign policy expert, the GOP nominee allegedly asked, “Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?” several times.
Scarborough made the claim during an interview with retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, who expressed concern about how Trump would be an “erratic” and “inconsistent” commander-in-chief.
When Hayden curtly said he’s not aware a single one of his colleagues advising Trump on foreign policy, Scarborough spoke up.
“I have to follow up with that, but I’ll be very careful here. Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump, and three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked, at one point, ‘If we have them, why can’t we use them?” Scarborough said.
“Trump asked three times?” commentator Mike Barnicle asked.
“Three times in an hour briefing, ‘Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?’” Scarborough said again.
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Update: Donald Trump Asked an Adviser Three Times Why the U.S. Can’t Use Its Nukes, Says Joe Scarborough (Slate)
WNU Editor: This remark came up when the MSNBC host was talking with former CIA/NSA Director Michael Hayden .... Former CIA director fears Trump 'crisis in civil-military relationships' (Politico). What's my take .... LOL .... this is the top story for MSNBC right now .... a story that they heard from someone who heard it from someone else and who are now demanding an answer from the Trump campaign to answer these charges .... not the secret $400 million cash ransom payment disclosed last night that was made by the White House to Iran to free 4 American hostages.
Update: Zero Hedge is right .... What The Media Will Be Obsessing About Today: Trump Asks "Why Can't We Use Nuclear Weapons" (Zero Hedge).
Update: The Trump campaign has responded .... Trump denies asking why nukes aren't used (The Hill)