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Boom! Trump insists he never talked about nuking ‘large hurricanes’

2019-08-26

President Trump gestures during the G7 family photo Sunday in Biarritz. (Christian Hartmann/AP)

He’s crazy enough to want to buy Greenland — but not Category 5 crazy.

So says President Trump, who insisted Monday that he never spoke about using nuclear weapons to divert “large hurricanes” away from the United States.

“The story ... is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!”

Well, that settles that. Or maybe not.

Careful Twitter readers might note that Trump denied suggesting nuking “large hurricanes,” not lesser 'canes.

Axios quoted White House aides as saying that in the months after he took office, Trump proposed using nuclear weapons to push major ’canes away from the mainland shore.

“Why don’t we nuke them?” Trump asked during an official White House hurricane briefing, the news web site Axios reported.

Trump raised the issue a second time in a conversation that was noted in a National Security Council memo, the news site said.

Meteorologist say a nuclear bomb wouldn’t necessarily break up a hurricane or knock it off course anyway. Plus there’s the small matter of the radiation that would likely be driven by prevailing winds on shore.

But, you know, details, details. Kind of like buying a sprawling Arctic island 1-1/2 times the size of Alaska with 56,000 people living on it who are citizens of another country.