Accusing a political opponent of threatening to end the world is nothing new. Barry Goldwater was the subject of negative campaign ads implying that he would push the button.
But when the “silly season” is over, that sort of talk is supposed to disappear.
Hillary hasn’t gotten the memo.
Speaking to a crowd of power-brokers in London, Clinton implied that Trump could be about to destroy the world in a nuclear fire, brought upon by a “fit of pique” in the White House.
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LONDON — The former US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is genuinely worried that President Donald Trump will in a moment of rage launch a nuclear missile.
Speaking at the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival on Sunday evening, Clinton, who lost to Trump in last year’s election, said Congress was “trying to figure out” how it could limit Trump’s power to prevent a nuclear war.
Trump earlier this year threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” after Pyongyang conducted a series of missile tests.
“A lot of people thought I was probably exaggerating it, but now we are worried and Congress is worried about whether they can take that power away from Trump so that in a moment of pique he doesn’t pick up that phone and call whoever is sitting in the control centre today,” Clinton told an audience of about 3,000 people, which included Mayor Sadiq Khan of London, Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson, and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
“I tried to raise it before and I’m raising it again here. It’s why members of Congress on both sides are trying to work out how they can contain [Trump].”
Asked whether she was concerned that Trump would launch a nuclear attack during his presidency, Clinton said: “I’m worried about that now. I had big differences with so many of the other people who have been president during my lifetime, but I never worried about that.
So there you have it, folks. You didn’t elect Hillary? Well, the world has to end now.
And it’s your fault, deplorables!