On Friday, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC claims President-elect Donald Trump told her in private that he’s fine with a nuclear arms race developing in contemporary times. She also says that Trump is confident that the U.S. can “outlast” any other country if a race occurred.
Brzezinski apparently was inquiring more clarification about Trump’s tweet from Thursday, in which the president-elect said that the U.S. should “strengthen and expand” its nuclear capabilities, according to co-host Joe Scarborough.
“Let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass … and outlast them all,” Brzezinski recounted Trump saying. Despite Brzezinski’s claims, Trump transition team officials have not commented nor responded to the report.
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The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) December 23, 2016
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