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“New Day” host Alisyn Camerota started by reading aloud from a then-breaking Axios report that Trump had repeatedly urged officials to explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States.
Camerota read: “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.”
Trump later Monday called the Axios report “ridiculous.”
“I never said this,” he tweeted. “Just more FAKE NEWS!”
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