“The president has almost 100 percent control over the launch of nuclear weapons in any circumstance and under any condition he so chooses,” [Macolm] Nance [a counterterrorism and intelligence consultant] told me in Philadelphia last week. “He needs to consult no one and can, if mad with power, personal vendetta or feeling national rage, launch an attack that the Constitution and his staffers cannot control.”Part of Trump's appeal, according to those who still support him, is that he "tells it like it is." He's not a politician. He isn't shackled by the bonds of "political correctness." And it's true: Trump's transparency is indeed a good thing because with him we know what we're getting: a petulant, vindictive, adolescent tyrant. We don't have to wonder if he will increase the threat of nuclear armageddon: he has promised us that he will.
If Trump wins, there are only two possibilities: he will either have to walk back just about everything he ever said during the election, or he will destroy the U.S. and quite possibly start World War 3. If the latter happens, it will not be Trump's fault. He was straight with us. If Trump wins and continues to behave in the way that he consistently has during this entire campaign, that will not be on him, it will be on everyone who voted for him, and everyone who supported him. It will be on everyone who endorsed him. It will be on you, John McCain and Paul Ryan and Chris Christie. And if you vote for Trump this November, it will be on you.
Your grandchildren will not forgive you.