Did Donald Trump just casually suggest nuking hurricanes?
It is yet a not so bright idea that Trump shared to solve a major problem that affects parts of the country.
The president has raised the idea of bombing hurricanes with senior Homeland Security and national security officials on numerous occasions, dating back as far as 2017.
“I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?” one source said the president had asked during a hurricane briefing at the White House.
The source said the briefer was “knocked back on his heels” as Donald Trump went on to suggest dropping a nuclear bomb in the eye of an off-shore hurricane would disrupt its formation.
“People were astonished,” the source added. “After the meeting ended, we thought, ‘What the f***? What do we do with this?’”
The briefer is said to have told the president they would “look into” the possibility.
Today’s meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) however have less enthusiasm for nuking weather systems.
“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,” NOAA says on its website.
“Needless to say, this is not a good idea.”
While this may sound outrageous to some, Trump seems to be just as shocked by this Axios report, claiming that he did not say any of this at all.
“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!”
Whether if this is fake or not, bad idea! It never sounded like a good idea from the beginning. Does not take a genius to figure it out!
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