A senior Republican told Gabriel Sherman that James Mattis and John Kelly might have to physically restrain Donald Trump from launching a nuclear strike and starting World War III.
Video of Sherman on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes:
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) October 11, 2017
Sherman said, “I just want to put into context a conversation that I had with a very prominent Republican today who literally was saying that they imagine Gen. Kelly and Sec. Mattis had conversations about if Trump lunged for the nuclear football, what would they do? Would they tackle him? Literally, physically restrain him from putting the country at sort of perilous risk, and that’s the kind of situation we’re in.”
It is easy for most Americans to tune out from politics, or just look at Trump as the clown in the White House who doesn’t know anything, or the crazy guy who rants on Twitter in the morning. Trump may be some or all of those things, but he is also the President Of The United States, and he has at his fingertips the ability to start World War III at any time.
The country is in the midst of a serious crisis, and it is sickening to think that Republicans are putting their country and the world in danger because they want to get tax cuts for rich people and corporations.
Republicans need to get some courage and speak about the threat that Trump poses publicly, anything less is an act of cowardice that jeopardizes the lives of every American.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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