It was so bad even Hillary fell for it!
President Donald Trump lashed out recently over a report insisting that he recommended using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes raving the United States
Axios reported, citing anonymous sources, that the president has suggested countless times to senior national security officials to fire nuclear weapons at hurricanes to stop them from reaching U.S. land.
“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?” one source insisted President Trump said during a hurricane briefing.
In another instance, Trump suggested the idea of bombing hurricanes, Axios wrote.
Utilizing nuclear weapons to stop hurricanes isn’t an idea attributed to Trump. In fact, according to Axios, the idea comes from a mid-20th century scientist.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association explains why it’s a bad idea.
The agency explains:
During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms.
Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea.
Trump immediately posted a tweet saying, “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
“His objective is not bad,” one White House official stated. “His goal — to keep a catastrophic hurricane from hitting the mainland — is not bad.”
“For me, alarm bells weren’t going off when I heard about it, but I did think somebody is going to use this to feed into ‘the president is crazy’ narrative,” another official said to Axios.
Even Hillary attempted to humiliate Trump not knowing the story was fake news.
We should not nuke hurricanes.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2019