Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann argued on Friday that Donald Trump is the most dangerous presidential candidate since the Civil War during an appearance on The View.
“Someone said to me the other day — and they were quite serious; you can understand when you hear these two things together, it’s terrifying — ‘What would happen if ISIS got nukes?'” Olbermann said.
“They’re thinking about it,” co-host Joy Behar replied.
“I said, ‘What would happen if Donald Trump got nukes?'” Olbermann recalled.
“Who would use it first?” she asked.
“Which is the most realistic concern for us at the moment?” he responded. “The second one is a distinct, visible possibility, and the first one is theoretical but unlikely because they’re difficult to move. But he gets them the first day in office, so that’s my problem.”
Behar pushed back, saying that Trump had a “joie de vivre.”
“He wants to continue having sex with Milania or whoever, he wants to keep making money, making his life more glamorous,” she explained. “I don’t think he’s self-destructive, do you?”
“It’s a little early in the morning to put that image in my head,” Olbermann protested, adding, “Have you heard anything he’s said recently?”
Watch the discussion, as aired on Friday, below.
Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas
Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.
Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.
When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.