Trump was asked by the Washington Post editorial board if he would use battlefield nukes to take out ISIS in order to reduce the risk to ground troops of having to fight them conventionally.
Trump responded by suggesting he really “doesn’t want to start the process of nuclear” and then literally started talking about how he’s a counterpuncher. I’m not kidding.
RYAN: You [MUFFLED] mentioned a few minutes earlier here that you would knock ISIS. You’ve mentioned it many times. You’ve also mentioned the risk of putting American troop in a danger area. If you could substantially reduce the risk of harm to ground troops, would you use a battlefield nuclear weapon to take out ISIS?
TRUMP: I don’t want to use, I don’t want to start the process of nuclear. Remember the one thing that everybody has said, I’m a counterpuncher. Rubio hit me. Bush hit me. When I said low energy, he’s a low-energy individual, he hit me first. I spent, by the way he spent 18 million dollars’ worth of negative ads on me. That’s putting [MUFFLED]…
RYAN: This is about ISIS. You would not use a tactical nuclear weapon against ISIS?
TRUMP: I’ll tell you one thing, this is a very good looking group of people here. Could I just go around so I know who the hell I’m talking to?
HIATT: Sure, then I’d like to let a couple of them get in questions.
What the heck does being a counterpuncher have anything to do with the question?
Trump is an empty suit and the more we dig in, the more we see it.