Oberchecker in Chief mit seinem grandiosen Vorschlag zur Bekämpfung der Folgen des Klimawandels: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S. Anscheinend reicht die Idee, Hurrikane zu bombardieren bis zur Eisenhower-Ära zurück und National Geographic veröffentlichte kurz nach Trumps Wahl einen Artikel über die Geschichte dieses sensationellen Konzepts. Die Idee ist außerdem der Plot von Sharknado.
Meanwhile während des G7-Gipfels: Trump skips talks on climate crisis and Amazon fires.
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. “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 source added, paraphrasing the president’s remarks.
Asked how the briefer reacted, the source recalled he said something to the effect of, “Sir, we’ll look into that.” Trump replied by asking incredulously how many hurricanes the U.S. could handle and reiterating his suggestion that the government intervene before they make landfall.
The briefer “was knocked back on his heels,” the source in the room added. “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?'”
[update] Trump bestätigt die Story:
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
We should not nuke hurricanes.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2019