MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski warned that President Donald Trump’s reported suggestion for nuking hurricanes was a sign of his fascination with the devastating weapons.
Trump denied an Axios report that he asked aides multiple times whether hurricanes could be disrupted with nuclear weapons before reaching the U.S. shore.
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
Brzezinski and “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough said the president had been looking for an excuse to use nuclear weapons since launching his presidential campaign.
“You know, mika, remember when we had warned everybody in — I think it was July or August of the election year, 2016 — that foreign policy people had gone in to talk to then-candidate Trump,” Scarborough said. “His solution to Iran was was, ‘Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?’ North Korea, ‘Why can’t we use nuclear weapons against North Korea?’ and just generally asking — being very frustrated, asking his foreign policy experts, ‘Well, if we had built all of the nuclear weapons, why can’t we use them?'”
“He just wants a way to use them,” she said.
“Itchy finger,” Scarborough added.
WATCH: Minneapolis police station burns after protesters reportedly seize the building
On Thursday night, the Minneapolis Police Department's third precinct was destroyed.
Here are some of the images from the scene.
WATCH: Don Lemon blasts Trump — and explains why nobody wants to hear from him on George Floyd’s murder
CNN anchor Don Lemon slammed U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald for invoking President Donald Trump on Thursday.
“I know she has a tough job, but guess what, as long as we are being honest right now, nobody wants to hear from the White House or the attorney general right now,” Lemon said. “No one wants to hear from the man who wanted the death penalty to come back for the Central Park Five.”
“No one wants to hear from the man who says that the former president was not born in this country. No one wants to hear from the man who said there are ‘very fine people on both sides.’ Do you understand what I am saying?” he asked.
Shocking videos as Minneapolis burns — after authorities refuse to arrest George Floyd’s killer
Minnesota is experiencing another evening of devastating protests on Thursday after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and US Attorney Erica MacDonald held a press conference where they announced the investigations of George Floyd's killing were continuing, but no arrests had been made.
Here are some of the images from the scene: