Trump spokesperson: Why have nuclear bombs if you’re not willing to annihilate the human race?

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.

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:

Featured image via screen grab

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  1. Simon Peters

    December 20, 2015 at 7:04 am

    If a woman looks like a bimbo, and talks like a bimbo, would it be reasonable to assume she IS a bimbo?

  2. Brooklyn Culture Jammers

    December 20, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Katrina Pearson probably didn’t get to work for Trump on the basis of her nuanced understanding of nuclear weapons and international law. However, in 1996, the International Court of Justice stopped just short of declaring the possession of nuclear weapons as a crime against humanity. The only wartime use of such weapons that would be legal would be to counter an existential threat–if your country has been invaded and is using the weapon over your own territory, its use is legal. Nobody is asking any of the candidates why we’re pressing to modernize our arsenal for a trillion dollars when the weapons can only be used under the most dire of circumstances.

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