Chad’s Morning Brief: If Elected President Donald Trump Would Tone His Style Down and Probably Not Nuke Anyone
Would Donald Trump use nuclear weapons? Probably not. The Chad Hasty Show airs 8:30-11am on 790AM KFYO.
Trump Would 'Tone it Down'
According to The Hill, those worried about President Trump's temperament have nothing to worry about. The guy you see campaigning, isn't who you would have as President.
Trump, who has long described himself as a "counter puncher," suggested in his GQ interview that he would be less bellicose as president.
"I would imagine I would be quite a bit different. I would feel differently about things as a president. Right now, I'm fighting a lot of people. As a president I would be more measured," Trump said.
"I wouldn't change much, but I think I would probably tone down the rhetoric, perhaps. And perhaps not. Depends on who it was that I was speaking about. We have some bad dudes out there," he added.
In the interview, Trump also said that he doubts he would use a nuclear bomb.
"I wouldn't be nuking anybody," Trump said in a GQ interview published online Monday when asked if he would be scared to nuke countries if he considered it justified.Under any circumstances? "I will have a military that's so strong and powerful, and so respected, we're not gonna have to nuke anybody," Trump responded.The real estate tycoon pushed back on the suggestion that the U.S. could get rid of its nuclear stockpile, suggesting it should keep them because other countries have their own.
"It is highly, highly, highly, highly unlikely that I would ever be using them," Trump said.
To be fair, I have heard from people that Trump behind the scenes in meetings is much different than the guy running for President. He is someone who listens and asks questions. He is a businessman and I think he would act differently in the White House than he does at campaign stops.
That said, I don't know if his supporters want him to act differently as President. They like the guy they see campaigning. They don't want to see the calm version of Trump, they want the fighter.
ISIS Doesn't Fit the Narrative
According to FOX News, emails show that pressure was placed on those at U.S. Central Command to 'cut it out' regarding assessments of ISIS.
Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to “cut it out,” Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture.
Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to “cut it out” and “toe the line.”
Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The Pentagon official said the email warnings were "not well received" by the analysts.
Those emails, among others, are now in the possession of the Pentagon inspector general. The IG’s probe is expanding into whether intelligence assessments were changed to give a more positive picture of the anti-ISIS campaign.
The former Pentagon official said there were “multiple assessments” from military intelligence and the CIA regarding the “rapid rise” of ISIS in Iraq and North Africa in the year leading up to the group’s territory grab in 2014.
Similar intelligence was included in the President’s Daily Brief, or PDB – the intelligence community’s most authoritative product -- during the same time period. Yet the official, who was part of the White House discussions, said the administration kept "kicking the can down the road." The official said there was no discussion of the military involvement needed to make a difference.
This information along with last week's news that warnings about the rise of ISIS didn't fit the administration's narrative in 2012 should raise serious questions about the Obama administration.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
From all of us here on The Chad Hasty Show, I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Take a day to slow down and enjoy your family and friends and be thankful for all that God has done in your life.
There is so much bad news in the world and we can all get swept up in that along with life's other moments, that we can forget how blessed we are to live in this country.
Steve Evans will be filling in for me on Wednesday and Friday. Happy Thanksgiving and get ready for Christmas!