Trump suggests nuking hurricanes, says report

Trump suggests nuking hurricanes, says report
US President Donald Trump speaks.- AFP

Washington - But Trump slammed the story, calling it "fake news", in his latest swipe at the media.



By AFP

Published: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 1:04 AM

US President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on Sunday.
During a hurricane briefing, Trump asked if it were possible to disrupt hurricanes forming off the coast of Africa by dropping a nuclear bomb in the eye of the storm, the news site wrote.
According to an anonymous source, the news website said meeting attendees left the briefing thinking, "What do we do with this?"
Axios did not say when this conversation took place.
The White House declined to comment, but Axios quoted a senior administration official as saying Trump's "objective is not bad".
But Trump slammed the story, calling it "fake news", in his latest swipe at the media.
"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!" he tweeted.


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