Will Trump End The World With The Push Of A Button?
By Forrest Hunt
Posted on December 5, 2017 at 12:22 PM PDT
Once ordered by the president of the United States to launch, nuclear missiles can’t be stopped. Since Donald Trump has taken office it has been a debate: Should he retain the ability to launch nuclear missiles? This question was argued in Congress.
From the White House, Donald Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker will discuss the problem with President Trump having the unilateral ability to launch our nuclear weapon arsenal. Corker has had a public feud against Trump since he was elected President. Corker thinks there should possibly be a longer process to launching nuclear weapons, he said ”the president has the sole authority to give that order -- whether we are responding to a nuclear attack or not. Once that order is given and verified, there is no way to revoke it,” according to Bloomberg Politics.
This is the first time that the House or the Senate has discussed whether the President has sole power to launch nuclear weapons or not since 1976. Corker thinks that with Trump in office the White House is an Adult Day-Care.
Most of us hope that Trump can resolve his problems with Kim Jong Un peacefully and on November 11 Trump said, “it’s certainly a possibility,” that they could become friends. Trump said that there’s no way he’d rule out “preventive war.” On November 14th, at the Congressional meeting, Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy was quoted in Bloomberg as saying, “We are concerned that the president of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic that he might order a nuclear weapon strike that is wildly out of step with U.S. national security interests.”
There will be a series of Congressional meetings on the topic of Trump’s power with the nuclear bombs. There hasn’t been an agreement yet and probably won't be for a while as more meetings are to come.
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