Quantcast

Trump Will Not Rule Out Going Nuclear On Europe

Donald Trump, when asked Wednesday night whether as president he would attack European countries with nuclear weapons, responded: “No, I don’t think so … (but) I’m not taking cards off the table.”

According to the Daily Mail, the Republican presidential front-runner was responding to a question by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a town hall event in Wisconsin, the site of the next primary election on Tuesday. The host asked Trump to explain his policy for the use of nuclear arms, pointing out that the billionaire businessman has shifted his position on the issue.

Though Trump recently lamented the growth of nuclear weapons around the world, he has since urged Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia to go nuclear so they can better defend themselves from their adversaries.

Matthews asked whether the United States could “conceivably use a nuclear weapon in the Middle East or in Europe in fighting ISIS.” Trump replied that he would be “very, very slow and hesitant to pull that trigger,” adding: “Look, nuclear should be off the table, but would there a time when it could be used? Possibly. … I was against Iraq. I’d be the last one to use the nuclear weapon. (But) I would never take any of my cards off the table.” He repeated the card-game metaphor several times.

The Daily Mail noted that during the interview, Trump also called for outlawing abortion and penalizing women who defy the ban. His campaign later clarified the statement, claiming that the real-estate mogul favors punishing abortion doctors rather than women.

Photo: Youtube

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

A Texas mom was shopping with her toddler one afternoon when she was approached by a very odd couple. Her internal alarms went off, and she...

Members of the entertainment community continue to hop on social media to express their displeasure with President Donald Trump. While those folks...

Earlier this month, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was interviewed by radio personality Lew Rockwell. In his interview, Paul said that he could...

Police in Ireland were called to the home of a woman with two young children. A man there was arrested and is suspected of mutilating the genitals...

A Southwest Airlines employee allegedly kicked a man off a plane earlier this month when another passenger complained that he was speaking Arabic...

Latest News Stories

A Democratic congressman has spoken out against President Obama for meeting with the leader of the Vietnamese Communist Party on Tuesday.

...

A Colorado mother shared the story of her daughter's sexual abuse at the hands of her ex-husband. Catherine St. Germain of Loveland, Colorado,...

Jerry Hatcher Jr. was awake before the sun on Christmas Eve day. This was because he had one objective that day--to be a blessing to others....

An Australian teen claims she was groped by an elderly man on a flight, but was told by the airline there is no evidence, and she “wore extremely...

A Massachusetts mother hired 52-year-old Susan Conway-Lally from Care.com as a nanny for her four-month-old girl. Yet, on Wednesday, firefighters...