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#EndorseThis: Former Nuclear Missile-Launch Officer: ‘The Prospect Of A Donald Trump Presidency Keeps Me Up At Night’

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#EndorseThis: Former Nuclear Missile-Launch Officer: ‘The Prospect Of A Donald Trump Presidency Keeps Me Up At Night’

Former Nuclear Missile-Launch Officer: ‘The Prospect Of A Donald Trump Presidency Keeps Me Up At Night’

If someone who’s been near the nukes is afraid of a presidential candidate, something ain’t right.

Former Nuclear Missile-Launch officer John Noonan appeared on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes on Wednesday to elaborate on his now-viral tweets about the danger of a Donald Trump presidency.

Noonan’s tweet storm came after reports that Trump repeatedly asked an advisor why the United States could not use nuclear weapons.

“Buckle the hell up,” the former Jeb Bush adviser tweeted. “Nuclear deterrence is about balance. Trump is an elephant jumping up and down on one side of the scale. So damn dangerous.”

Noonan, who served as a Minuteman III nuclear launch officer in the U.S. Air Force, and is now a national security expert, told Hayes that the thought of a Trump presidency keeps him up at night.

“I have several friends in the military still that are like family to me, and the thought of him as Commander-In-Chief is disconcerting. They’re going to be looking to him for leadership,” Noonan said. “They deserve the best leadership in the world, and I don’t think they’re going to get it with Donald Trump. You add nuclear forces, strategic forces to that equation and it gets ugly very fast.”

Photo and video: MSNBC




  1. dpaano August 4, 2016

    I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night either knowing that Trump has his hands on the nuclear “football.”

    1. Box August 4, 2016

      So whats your plan, move to Alaska next month? Lets be serious, you have this fear and Trump may well win so what are you going to do?

      1. I of John August 5, 2016

        George W wants to go into Iraq…what could go wrong? Bad judgement can happen at this level as we have seen and its not being paranoid to be concerned about Donald J Trump.

    2. Leif Dallas August 18, 2016

      Bet you voted for GW Bush and Obamia and your probably voting for Hillary wow three winners in a row for you.

      1. dpaano August 19, 2016

        Nope….totally wrong! I did NOT vote for GWB, but I did vote for President Obama and I will vote for Hillary!

  2. Otto T. Goat August 4, 2016

    Jeb Bush shill.

  3. Jon August 4, 2016

    Why doesn’t anyone want Donnie to play with the big firecrackers? All the other kids get to play with firecrackers.

    1. Box August 4, 2016

      Correct. Thank you. Because obviously its not about that but it sure sounds good, doesnt it.

  4. Box August 4, 2016

    Its cruel and ill-thought to say these things. I know the DNC wants to crush Trump but why cant they do it fair and square by debating real issues and letting people decide who they want to elect? To avoid the present issues of the country and mouth-off about an unknown future only makes the DNC look stupid and desperate. We might have a nuclear future, we might not, but no president even has the lone personal power to press a button. DNC treats the topic like Trump alone holds the button to all the bombs. Why say something so crazily untrue? We see it as fear mongering simply to help Hillary and nevermind the truth of anything, which is exactly what the DNC accused the RNC of at the RNC convention, right? An article like this is exactly why people rush to Trump–DNC says BS, avoids real topics, and people think the DNC is hiding something, that being that the DNC really has no reason people shouldnt vote for Trump. Its ludicrous!

  5. Leif Dallas August 18, 2016

    Its funny you dont here baby huey talking about Biden telling everyone in the crowd about the launch codes his assistant was carrying while at a hillary campaign stop. Now that is strange isnt it.


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