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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Don
When it comes to nuclear weapons, Trump is an equal opportunity lender.
North Korea is Blowing Stuff Up Again
What will help with the North Korea problem? In September of 2016, North Korea once again set off an underground Nuclear Bomb and has proven, somewhat shakily, that it could deliver a nuclear weapon to the most western borders of the United States with just a few more tests. Trump's stance on North Korea has been that he would entertain meetings with North Korea's leader - and that whatever he would do, it definitely would not be whatever anyone is doing now. He also would for sure make sure that North Korea wouldn't use the weapons they are, well, already using. So there.
ISIS versus Nukes
During a MSNBC Town Hall, Chris Matthews asked Donald Trump about using nukes, and boy did Trump put him at unease. Trump starts with, "Let me explain. Let me explain. Somebody hits us within ISIS — you wouldn`t fight back with a nuke?" Matthews responds, "The trouble is, when you said that, the whole world heard it. David Cameron in Britain heard it. The Japanese, where we bombed them in 45, heard it. They`re hearing a guy running for president of the United States talking of maybe using nuclear weapons."
MSNBC Town Hall with Chris Matthews 3/30/2016
Europe versus Nukes
Per Trump, "Europe is a big place. I don’t want to take cards off the table. I would never do that. The last person to press that button would be me. Hey, I’m the one that didn’t want to go into Iraq from the beginning. The last person that wants to play the nuclear card believe me is me. But you can never take cards off the table either from a moral stand — from any standpoint and certainly from a negotiating standpoint. We have nuclear capability. That's the way I feel."
FOX News O'Reilly Factor 3/31/2016
Trump likes to zig, when others think he's gonna zag. Here he tells us his plan for the use of nuclear weapons, "Well, it is an absolute last stance. And, you know, I use the word unpredictable. You want to be unpredictable. And somebody recently said — I made a great business deal. And the person on the other side was interviewed by a newspaper. And how did Trump do this? And they said, he`s so unpredictable. And I didn`t know if he meant it positively or negative. It turned out he meant it positively."
CBS Face The Nation 1/3/16
What is the Trump plan?
The Republican front-runner laid out his foreign policy and national security proposals after the Brussels attacks. "The first thing you need to do is get them (ISIS) to respect us. You know, we need unpredictability. The enemy, we have enemies. ISIS is a enemy. And it’s an enemy not wearing uniforms, so we don’t even know who the enemy is. You know, in the old days we’d have Japan or we’d have Germany or we’d have, they would have soldiers," adding, "They would be dressed, we’d be dressed, we’d know who we were fighting."
Bloomberg Politics 3/23/16
Cause everybody has them
When asked by Chris Wallace on FOX News, "You want to have a nuclear arms race on the Korean peninsula?" Donald notes, "In many ways, and I say this, in many ways, the world is changing. Right now, you have Pakistan and you have North Korea and you have China and you have Russia and you have India and you have the United States and many other countries have nukes," adding, "It’s not like, gee whiz, nobody has them." So, we guess that's a yeah?
FOX News 4/3/16
What's a Triad?
The question came from Hugh Hewitt: "Of the three legs of the triad, though, do you have a priority?" The Donald responded, "The biggest problem this world has today is not President Obama with global warming, which is inconceivable, this is what he’s saying. The biggest problem we have is nuclear — nuclear proliferation and having some maniac, having some madman go out and get a nuclear weapon. That’s in my opinion, that is the single biggest problem that our country faces right now. I think — I think, for me, nuclear is just the power, the devastation is very important to me." So, Triad?
CNN Republican Debate 12/15/15
At this FOX News Town Hall, Trump tells Greta Van Susteren how he feels about Pakistan, "We have a little bit of a good relationship. And I think I'd try and keep it. And it's very much against my grain to say that."
FOX News Town Hall 4/28/16
On South Korea getting nukes.
"All I’m saying is this: they (South Korea) have to pay. And you know what? I’m prepared to walk, and if they have to defend themselves against North Korea, where you have a maniac over there, in my opinion, if they don’t — if they don’t take care of us properly, if they don’t respect us enough to take care of us properly, then you know what’s going to have to happen, Wolf? It’s very simple. They’re going to have to defend themselves."
CNN with Wolf Blitzer 5/4/16
"I don't know what he's talking about, but clearly neither does he."
-- Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Christopher Hill
Saudi Arabia getting nukes
"Saudi Arabia, absolutely. It's gonna happen anyway. It's only a matter of time"
CNN with Anderson Cooper 3/29/16
It will all come down to a 6 minute choice
Imagine, Team Trump, facing what could turn out to be nuclear war.
MSNBC Lawrence O'Donnell 8/4/16
He's Not Qualified
When discussing specifically the possibility of Trump being in charge of our nuclear codes - steps away from the "football" at all times - VP Biden offered vehement criticism of Donald's qualifications, his lack of study on foreign policy, as well as his positions on Russia & NATO. Biden charges, "No major party nominee in the history of the United States of America…has known less or been less prepared to deal with our national security than Donald Trump." He questions Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin — who he says Trump admires."He’s even showered praise on Saddam Hussein, one of the violentest dictators of the 21st century,” warned Biden, adding, “He woulda loved Stalin."
MSNBC Rachel Maddow
But surely, you say, surely, the man has a conscience. He knows something about the economy, right? Or how to run a business? Let's see...