One of the biggest blockbuster stories of the Trump administration broke over the weekend.
The Fake News Media was jumping for joy.
And you won’t believe what target President Trump picked for a nuclear strike.
On Sunday Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported that in the first year of Trump’s Presidency Trump supposedly asked his advisors if it was possible to bomb the eye of the hurricane to keep it from striking the American coast.
This is not a new idea. Scientists have suggested the strategy as far back as the 1950s.
Behind the scenes: During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, “I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?” according to one source who was there. “They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they’re moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can’t we do that?” the source added, paraphrasing the president’s remarks.
Asked how the briefer reacted, the source recalled he said something to the effect of, “Sir, we’ll look into that.”
Trump replied by asking incredulously how many hurricanes the U.S. could handle and reiterating his suggestion that the government intervene before they make landfall.
The briefer “was knocked back on his heels,” the source in the room added. “You could hear a gnat fart in that meeting. People were astonished. After the meeting ended, we thought, ‘What the f—? What do we do with this?'”
Trump responded on social media that this story was fake news.
The story by Axios that President Trump wanted to blow up large hurricanes with nuclear weapons prior to reaching shore is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2019
The Fake News Media ran with this ridiculous story as more evidence Trump was “crazy.”
But given the track record of the so-called “mainstream” media there is little chance the story is true as described.
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