UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — US President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested that the US military bomb hurricanes at the beginning of their formation using nuclear weapons.
According to the Axios website, Trump, at a meeting with senior military and national security officials discussing the hurricanes, said: “I understand, but why don’t we blow them up?”
“They begin to form off the coast of Africa as they move across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb at the center of a hurricane, and this destroys it. Why can’t we do this?” asked Trump.
Referring to unnamed sources that were present at the meeting, the publication reported that one of the officials said that they would deal with this.
The publication cited a senior official who tried to defend Trump’s ability to raise important topics and ask complex questions. According to him, the goal of the head of the White House is to ensure that catastrophic hurricanes do not threaten the main part of the country.
Shortly after Trump took power, an article was published in National Geographic stating how often the idea came up about the need to bombard hurricanes with nuclear weapons over the past several decades.
“This is an attractive idea, especially when in the hurricane season we are reminded annually of the enormous destruction caused by these storms,” the publication noted.
“And that is probably why every year over the past six decades, government agencies have received messages from interested citizens calling for preemptive attacks on hurricanes using nuclear weapons,” the article said.
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