The Madman Melts Down With Thousands of Nukes at His Fingertip
We begin with Joe Biden’s resounding victory over Donald Trump bringing joy and celebration to the streets of America while an ominous silence remains within the ranks of the 70 million Americans who voted for Trump as he furiously tweets to them that he won and the Democrats cheated, announcing on Thursday that “If you count the legal vote, I easily win,” Joseph Cirincione, a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute who previously served as president of the Ploughshares Fund and is the author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late and Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons, joins us. With America witnessing the meltdown of a madman in the Oval Office, we are living through a disturbing and dangerous chapter that history will remember as both the pinnacle of shame and hope, desperation and salvation. We discuss the unique peril of having a president who is losing the power that he believes is his alone, while retaining the power to blow up the world with the nuclear codes at his fingertips, unfettered and unchecked. Trump has always been a textbook case of grandiose self-aggrandizement and pathological delusion, but when an extreme narcissist is publicly humiliated, he could lash out on a cataclysmic scale, particularly if he resorts to using the thousands of nuclear weapons that he alone can launch.
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