“You could hear a gnat fart” in the meeting where Donald Trump seriously inquired of staffers why hurricanes couldn’t simply be stopped with a nuclear bomb. Trump has suggested to Homeland Security and national security officials on multiple occasions that dropping a nuclear bomb in the eye of a hurricane would stop it. In any event, it would show it who’s boss, he probably thinks. You thought Dr. Strangelove was nuts? Check out Axios:
Behind the scenes: 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.