The liberal mainstream news media is at it again, twisting President Donald Trump’s words to make him appear mentally unstable.
The president floated a perfectly good idea in one of his security meetings, but because of his casual use of language, what he said was misconstrued totally out of proportion. It’s an obvious propaganda smear job from the left.The progressive media decided to create a story out of thin air, about a meeting that happened three years ago.
Far left-leaning Axios published the original story, but CNN scrambled to echo all the juicy scandal. CNN rewrote the Axios story without question, almost word for word, just to provide credibility for baseless innuendo. Other liberal outlets jumped right on the bandwagon to declare that President Trump is so crazy that he wants to attack hurricanes with nuclear bombs.
Trump was quick to respond. That’s a lie! “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!”
Reporters at Axios were sitting around slurping coffee and trying to pin Tropical Storm Dorian on President Trump, to make the developing hurricane all his fault somehow. They couldn’t do it directly, but someone came up with a great idea.
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
An “unidentified source” allegedly told Axios that President Trump asked senior Homeland Security and national security administrators about disrupting hurricanes with bombs.
While not specifically intending to use nuclear bombs, Trump allegedly used the phrase “why don’t we nuke them.” People often use that word when they simply mean any kind of a big blast.
Of course, the liberal media has to slant everything their way for maximum effect. As Axios tells the tale:
“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.” One source. Totally unconfirmed and probably biased.
“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 president allegedly asked. A bomb, not a “nuclear bomb,” just a bomb.
It’s a good question and a lot of people ask it. The only problem is that hurricanes have way too much energy for any bomb to disrupt, even a nuclear one. The officials could have simply explained that, and the matter would have been closed.
That isn’t what happened according to the mysterious “source.”
The source alleges “the briefer was knocked back on his heels. 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?'”
Oh the horror. Why was there any question what to do? Advisors are there to advise. The president asked for their opinion. He threw out a suggestion and wanted their feedback. A simple “that won’t work” would have been sufficient.
Because nobody dared actually give any factual information to the president, he brought it up again in 2017. An NSC memo mentions that “Trump asked whether the administration should bomb hurricanes to stop them from hitting the homeland.”
When Axios tried to confirm that memo, they were told specifically it does not contain the word “nuclear.” Not even once. The whole “bomb the hurricanes” idea fizzled out and everybody forgot about it except Axios.
Nobody, especially CNN, seems to be going out of their way to print the part of the story where another administrator defends President Trump’s idea.
“His goal — to keep a catastrophic hurricane from hitting the mainland — is not bad. His objective is not bad.” The official went on to explain that “What people near the president do is they say ‘I love a president who asks questions like that, who’s willing to ask tough questions.’ It takes strong people to respond to him in the right way when stuff like this comes up.”
When he asks questions, no matter how unusual they are, the president deserves an accurate answer. The official knew that the president’s words were going to get him in trouble the minute he first heard the idea.
“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.”
Eisenhower was the first president to make that suggestion and it gets asked so often that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a FAQ entry about it.
As NOAA puts it, “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.”
Okay, so tell that to the president and move on.
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