“Having some understanding of the levers that a president can exercise, I worry about, frankly, you know, the access to nuclear codes,” Clapper said of Trump. “In a fit of pique, he decides to do something about Kim Jong-un, there's actually very little to stop him.
“The whole system is built to ensure a rapid response if necessary,” said Clapper. “So there are very little in the way of controls over, you know, exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary.”
Clapper said he wonders about the sort of people who would attend a Trump rally and show “adulation” for the man.
“I do wonder as well about the people that attracted to this rally as others,” said Clapper. “You know, what are they thinking?
“Or, why am I so far out, off base?” said Clapper. “Because I don't understand the adulation and, of course, that's why I think he gravitated to having this rally, as ill-timed as it is.Read more at CNSNews