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Trump suggests ‘nuking hurricanes’ to stop them hitting America

Trump suggests 'nuking hurricanes' to stop them hitting America

According to a U.S. news web-site President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested to the U.S. military that they should bomb the hurricanes in order to disrupt them before they hit America.

According to the web-site talking in a meeting, held with top national security and homeland security officials, about the damage done by these hurricanes, the President said, “I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?”

“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?”

Quoting unnamed sources who were present at the meeting, Axios report that the response from one official was “We’ll look into this.”

On another occasion Trump raised the same issue while talking to a senior administration official.This conversation was apparently recorded in a 2017 national security council memo which used the term “nuclear” in reference to the conversation.

A senior official who defended Trump’s ability to ask tough questions said: “His goal — to keep a catastrophic hurricane from hitting the mainland — is not bad. His objective is not bad.”

The National Geographic published an article, after Trump came to power, in which they pointed out that how many times this idea of nuking hurricanes has been given. “It’s an appealing thought, especially when, during hurricane season, we’re annually reminded of the immense destruction wrought by these storms.

“And it’s probably why, every year for the past six decades, government agencies have received missives from concerned citizens, urging preemptive attacks against hurricanes using nuclear weapons.”

However the White House has refused to comment on the Axios report saying, “We don’t comment on private discussions that the president may or may not have had with his national security team.”

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