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Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Trump administration has discussed whether to conduct the first U.S. nuclear test explosion since 1992 in a move that would have far-reaching consequences for relations with other nuclear powers and reverse a decades-long moratorium on such actions, said a senior administration official and two former officials familiar with the deliberations.

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Many people got cancer and died from exposure to radiation from previous nuclear testing, including actor John Wayne.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-05-23 11:18 AM | Reply

Trump's pissed-off at Nevada anyway because they're going to start allowing people to vote-by-mail.

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-23 11:26 AM | Reply

Pure, unadulterated, stupidity.

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-05-23 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Sweet maybe I'll get a view of the fireworks from my hotel room!

Just think of all the money I'll save on electricity when I glow in the dark.

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-05-23 01:31 PM | Reply

While it would be cool to get 4K, 60+fps footage of a test... it would provide an open door for other nuclear nations to conduct full scale tests: would we really want Pakistan, India, China, Russia, etc to follow the US lead and start doing full scale nuclear tests?

The current simulated detonations in computer models are good enough for R&D and strategy wargaming, a real life test would only be ---------------.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-05-23 01:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's desperate. This would be the stupidest move he could make on the international front.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-23 03:58 PM | Reply

Don't worry.

It's an election year and Trump is dragging tail, 164 days out.

He probably went whimpering to his campaign manager.

So somebody made up a list of things Trump could say that makes him sound like a big tough guy.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-23 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yesterday it was a duper-duper missile.
Today it's a nuclear test.
Tomorrow is anybody's guess.

Trump fantasizes about blowing thing up.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-23 05:25 PM | Reply

Donald Trump asked a foreign policy expert three times why the United States couldn't use nuclear weapons if he becomes president, it has been claimed.

Mr Trump, the Republican nominee, was said to have posed the question during an hour-long briefing on foreign affairs, saying: "If we have nuclear weapons why can't we use them?"

www.telegraph.co.uk

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-23 05:29 PM | Reply

This is the same person who threw rocks at the neighbor's baby when he was 10-years-old, and was such a delinquent his parents sent him to military school where he majored in bone spurs. The Resident has always enjoyed destroying things, fortunes, businesses, marriages, the country...this is totally on-brand for Combover Quisling.

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-23 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This would be the stupidest move he could make on the international front. #6 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

Would be the dumbest move possible, next to invading a new country, which would have dangerous implications moving forward for many years.

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-05-23 05:50 PM | Reply

Would be the dumbest move possible...

So before the end of the month then?

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-23 06:05 PM | Reply

Is Demented Donnie going to test a nuke on a hurricane?

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-05-23 06:07 PM | Reply

Trump knows he is going to lose and has been throwing "Hail Mary Passes" for months now. None of them have been sticking. So now his gamble is to destabilize superpower relationships in hopes of causing a war or the semblance of a war.
He's been destabilizing the Middle East for 3 years in hopes of triggering another 9/11 and that hasn't worked. So time to try something new.

#14 | Posted by prius04 at 2020-05-23 06:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

People are saying the test will be in Iran.

#15 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-23 09:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What the #uck is wrong with this man????

#16 | Posted by zelkova at 2020-05-23 10:11 PM | Reply

Super DUPER nuclear test!

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-23 10:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What the #uck is wrong with this man????
#16 | POSTED BY ZELKOVA

LOL - Where to start?

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-23 11:50 PM | Reply

Trump is probably the only 6'2" man you'll ever see with a Napoleon Complex.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-24 12:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

including actor John Wayne.

#1 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

I suspect that his 5 pack a day smoking habit contributed far more to his death than bomb tests.

#20 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-05-24 01:28 PM | Reply

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