Donald Trump spokeswoman makes bizarre comments about not being 'afraid' to use nuclear weapons
Donald Trump’s campaign is ready to go nuclear.
A spokeswoman for the GOP front-runner asked what the point of having nuclear weapons is if the United States is “afraid” to use them during an appearance on Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor.”
Katrina Pierson’s bizarre comment came as she was attacking Republicans for pushing endless war and talking tough.
“What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re afraid to use it?” she asked.
Fellow guest Kurt Schlichter was blown away by Pierson’s 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,” he said. “And frankly, my side’ll be more scared if Donald Trump gets his finger on the button.”
Responses to Pierson’s comments quickly flooded social media.
“@FoxNews @KatrinaPierson what good is great car insurance if you're not gonna ram your vehicle into someone else’s? #getaclue,” Jarrod Britt tweeted.
Pierson’s comment came just days after Trump was criticized for fumbling a question about the country’s nuclear triad during the latest Republican debate.
The nuclear triad refers to the three ways nuclear weapons can be used: 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 replied.
All three components of the nuclear triad are aging and the Pentagon has estimated that it will need to spend as much as $18 billion per year over the next 15 years to modernize the system, according to CNN.