President Trump Calls Hurricane Nuking Story "Fake News"

President Trump is denying that he ever considered dropping a nuclear bomb on a hurricane that was threatening the United States.

Late Sunday, Axios reported "President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States."

The article went on to say: "During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" according to one source who was there. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?" the source added, paraphrasing the president's remarks."

On Twitter, while at the G7 summit in France, the president tweeted "The story by Axios that President Trump wanted to blow up large hurricanes with nuclear weapons prior to reaching shore is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!"

The story broke as Tropical Storm Dorian is churning toward the U.S. mainland.

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