A high-ranking Trump administration official told Axios that the president's proposal to throw atomic bombs into hurricanes to prevent them from hitting the United States was well intentioned.
"His goal – to hold a catastrophic hurricane from being hit to the mainland – is not bad," said the official who had been informed of the proposal to the point of sale. "His goal is not bad."
"The people near the president say I love a president who asks such questions, who is ready to ask difficult questions", said the official. "It takes strong people to respond to him properly when such things occur, and for me the alarm bells did not go high when I heard about it, but I thought someone would use that to tell something." The president is a crazy narrative. "
Axios reported on Sunday that Trump had initiated the unconventional strategy in talks with representatives of Homeland Security and National Security.
" I have it. I got it. Why do not we make nuclear weapons? ? "Trump reportedly reported hurricanes at a White House meeting
" They begin to form off the coast of Africa as they move across the Atlantic. We throw a bomb in the eye of the hurricane and it bothers it. Why can. "Do not we?" A source reported the outcome and paraphrased Trump's words.
The Hill has contacted the White House regarding the proposal submitted.
The idea of using nuclear weapons to destroy hurricanes has already been discussed in a National Article Information Sheet on Oceanic and Atmospheric Management of Tropical Cyclones.
"Apart from the fact that this does not even change the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout moves relatively quickly with the trade winds to affect land areas and causes devastating environmental problems," it states the leaf.
"That's not a good idea, of course," he adds.