In what can only be described as a horrifying revelation, Joe Scarborough disclosed last night that he had spoken to a foreign policy expert sent to advise Donald Trump and learned that the Republican candidate had repeatedly asked why America isn't using nuclear weapons on its enemies.
On his show, Scarborough told former CIA director Michael Hayden the following:
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.
This, for lack of a better term, is utterly terrifying. If true, not only does it display Trump's astonishing ignorance as to how real world politics works (ie. you can't just bomb people with nuclear weapons because you feel like it), it illustrates a personality disorder that goes way beyond sociopathy.
To speak of unleashing the world's most destructive weapons so casually indicates a form of psychopathy unseen in any president in history. The fact that this man will soon be getting intelligence briefings is simply appalling, and if the CIA has any sense of responsibility, will put a stop to immediately.
The seriousness of Trump getting access to classified intel clearly hasn't been lost on President Obama, who informed the global media yesterday that he believed Trump was "unfit" to serve as president of the United States.
"The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president," Obama said at a White House news conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. "He keeps on proving it."
Obama also called on prominent Republicans to withdraw their endorsements of Trump after a series of blunders that could only be described as catastrophic, urging them to put the dignity of their party and country first and say "enough".
The latest revelation that Trump a) doesn't understand the political gravity of using nuclear weapons and b) apparently has no consideration for the unimaginable suffering they would cause, proves more than ever that an intervention is necessary to stop this madness.
If Trump has any sense, he'll be looking to find a way out of this election quicktime anyway, but if not, responsible adults need to use whatever means they have to get him away from the machinations of government as fast as humanly possible.