Former Nuke Launch Officers: 'Trump Should Not Have His Finger on The Button'
A group of former nuclear missile launch officers in a statement Thursday said Donald Trump doesn’t have the leadership and decision-making skills to be commander-in-chief and "he should not have his finger on the button."
The letter, signed by 10 former nuclear launch officers, also called “missileers,” said only the president can order a nuclear launch, and Trump is too dangerous to be entrusted with the responsibility.
"The pressures the system places on that one person are staggering and require enormous composure, judgment, restraint and diplomatic skill," the former launch officers said in the statement.
"Donald Trump does not have these leadership qualities. On the contrary, he has shown himself time and again to be easily baited and quick to lash out, dismissive of expert consultation and ill-informed of even basic military and international affairs — including, most especially, nuclear weapons."