[Donald Trump] This is a slob. He doesn't believe in science. He doesn't believe in governance. He's a snake-oil salesman. And he's shrewd. Give him credit for his shrewdness. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
[Donald Trump] This is a slob. He doesn't believe in science. He doesn't believe in governance. He's a snake-oil salesman. And he's shrewd. Give him credit for his shrewdness. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi feared Trump might use nuclear weapons in his last days in office, and asked a top general how stop it, book says
  • Nancy Pelosi worried that Trump could use nuclear weapons in his last days in office, a book said.
  • Pelosi expressed her concern to the top US military officer, according to "I Alone Can Fix It."
According to "I Alone Can Fix It," by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, Pelosi expressed grave concerns about the president's behavior several times after his defeat in last year's presidential election.

The most serious exchange with Gen. Mark Miley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came after the insurrection on January 6, when rioters broke into Pelosi's office while staffers barricaded themselves in a room, the top Democrat again approached Milley.

She told the general that she was deeply concerned that a "crazy," "dangerous" and "maniac" Trump might try and use nuclear weapons in his last days in office, the book said.


"Ma'am, I guarantee you these processes are very good," Milley reassured her, said the authors. "There's not going to be an accidental firing of nuclear weapons."

"How can you guarantee me?" Pelosi is said to have asked.

"Ma'am, there's a process," he said, per the book. "We will only follow legal orders. We'll only do things that are legal, ethical, and moral."

... In remarks to the authors, Pelosi expressed concern that Trump's tactics after his election defeat could be used as a blueprint for an authoritarian powergrab in the US.

"We might get somebody of his ilk who's sane, and that would really be dangerous, because it could be somebody who's smart, who's strategic, and the rest," Pelosi said.

"This is a slob. He doesn't believe in science. He doesn't believe in governance. He's a snake-oil salesman. And he's shrewd. Give him credit for his shrewdness."
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