A spokesperson for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump wondered what’s the point in having nuclear arms if “you are afraid to use them,” during an interview on Fox News this Friday.
Katrina Pearson, appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to defend the real estate mogul’s apparent lack of knowledge when it comes to the country’s nuclear capabilities after being stumped during the recent debate.
Her comment comes as she attacked the other GOP candidates for their endless push for war and saber rattling for more conflict in the Middle East.
“What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re afraid to use it?” she asked as her fellow guest, Kurt Schlichter, was completely blown away by the comment.
“The point of the nuclear triad is to be afraid to use the damn thing. You want to scare the hell out of the other side,” Schlichter said. “And frankly, my side will be more scared if Donald Trump gets his finger on the button.”
What Pearson was referring to was the means by which the United States has the capability in delivering its nuclear arsenal anywhere on the globe: strategic bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles or submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Trump during the CNN-hosted debate which “of the three legs of the triad” would be his priority.
“For me, nuclear, the power, the devastation, is very important to me,” Trump said.
Watch the segment below, via Mediaite:
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