CNN Host Stunned As Foreign Policy Expert Explains Mattis May Have to Personally Intervene to Stop 'Frustrated' Trump from Nuking Iran
Richard Clarke, the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States, stunned CNN host John Berman on Monday when he said it was possible that Defense Secretary James Mattis will have to personally intervene to stop President Donald Trump from launching a nuclear war.a
When discussing Trump’s reported frustration with North Korea’s reluctance to unilaterally disarm its own nuclear weapons arsenal, Clarke said he feared the president would lash out impulsively by lobbing nuclear weapons at Pyongyang.
“The risk here, John, is the president will get frustrated and do something because of his personal involvement in this,” Clarke said, referring to the amount of political capital Trump put in his big meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
“Do you think it will come to that?” asked a surprised Berman. “That is an alarming notion right now, that you think the defense secretary will have to stop the president from launching an attack. Is it a genuine fear or just a scenario?”
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