After a reporter with MinnPost told Walter Mondale that a report that President Trump once questioned the point of having nuclear weapons if you can’t use them “kept me awake at night,” the former vice president told the reporter that he was “right to be scared” over Trump’s rhetoric regarding the use of nuclear weapons.
“And now he’s president and you still can’t sleep. And now you’d like to get under the bed,” Mondale responded. “You’re right to be scared. You’ve gotta be scared. I don’t know why you wouldn’t be scared.”
The Hill added:
The reporter’s question stems from an anecdote reported by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in August 2016.
“Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump,” host Joe Scarborough said at the time. “And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them.”