Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has claimed President Donald Trump “seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security” after Trump revealed in interviews with Bob Woodward the existence of a classified nuclear weapons system.
In a chat with Jake Tapper, the former vice president said Trump’s comments to Woodward made in a series of 18 interviews for the journalist’s upcoming book “Rage” — were “not a surprise.” “You wonder why people in the intelligence community wondered from the very beginning whether you could share data with him, because they don’t trust him. They don’t trust what he’ll say or do,” Biden said.
“He seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security, no conception of anything other than, what can he do to promote himself?”
Biden cited an Axios report that Trump asked whether nuclear bombs could be dropped in the middle of hurricanes to dissipate them before landfall, which Trump has denied. He also pointed to Trump’s comment last year that the Continental Army “took over the airports” from the British in the Revolutionary War, more than a century before airplanes existed.