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President Donald Trump is once again making headlines for a statement he made during a hurricane briefing. He Suggested dropping bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, according to a report by Axios.
“Trump asked if it were possible to disrupt hurricanes forming off the coast of Africa by dropping a nuclear bomb in the eye of the storm,” Axios wrote.
According to an anonymous source, meeting attendees left the briefing thinking, "What do we do with this?"
Reportedly, Trump made this kinda suggestion earlier too in 2017. He asked a senior official whether the administration should bomb hurricanes to prevent them from making landfall.
According to Axios’ report, during the conversation, Trump did not specify that nuclear bombs be used. Although White House declined to comment on this, a senior administration official said Trump's "objective is not bad," Axios.
“Trump's idea is not new,” according to Axios. The suggestion was primitively made in the 1950s by a government scientist, under President Dwight Eisenhower.
The thought of dropping nuclear bombs is still popping up though scientists made it certain it would not work.
The United States is pummelled by hurricanes on a regular basis. A hurricane named Harvey made landfall in 2017 becoming the strongest hurricane in 12 years.
Since then, the East Coast has been hit with a string of hurricanes resulting in deaths of thousands of people and cost hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.
By Sowmya Sangam