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Donald Trump wants to use nuclear weapons! Still want him as POTUS?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 7:51 IST

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, known for making provocative statements, has now perhaps aced it. This time, he made a statement, profoundly disturbing that, if true, would disqualify him from becoming the next POTUS.

On 3 August, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough made a startling revelation saying that last year, Donald Trump repeatedly asked a foreign expert, why the U.S. could not use its nuclear weapons if they had it.

"I'll have to be very careful here. Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on 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? That's one of the reasons he just doesn't have foreign policy experts around him. Three times, in an hour briefing, why can't we use nuclear weapons," Huffington Post quoted Scarborough as saying.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Trump's erratic stand on nuclear weapons has managed to unnerve various Foreign policy traditionalists in America.

Ted W Lieu, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, has also proposed to change America's rule which only required the president's and his appointed secretary of defence's approval to launch a nuclear missile.

"The erratic and impulsive behavior of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has highlighted the structural dangers of America's nuclear weapons launch protocols," Telesur quoted Ted as saying.

He added, "I plan to introduce a legislation that requires the concurrence of leaders in Congress-who are not beholden to the president, before a nuclear strike can be launched. We can no longer have the fate of civilization depend on just two people in the executive branch."

The Trump campaign, however, denied all the allegations.

First published: 5 August 2016, 11:59 IST