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Shazam December 16th, 2015 4:45am

Donald Trump was asked this evening what his priority would be on the United States' "nuclear triad." He clearly had no idea what was being asked. Do you find this lack of specific political knowledge troubling?

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cowboy Doors of Perception
12/17/15 8:48 am

No. Who is surprised by his ignorance?

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Cadman800
12/16/15 9:19 pm

He we be no different than the uninformed current president when he started his job.

mac Oregon
12/17/15 2:12 pm

Not true, Obama is a Statesman with political presence and understandings, whether you agree with him or not.

asia
12/16/15 9:05 pm

He'll learn pretty quick when he starts getting daily security updates.

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commonsense America isnt racist
12/16/15 12:55 pm

Not at all. I do not expect a president to know everything in the world. I expect them to be able to make good decisions with the knowledge that their advisors bring them.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/16/15 1:00 pm

COM - i completely understand and would normally agree. Here's the thing. Every single person on that stage with the exception of maybe two or three are intimately familiar with our nuclear military capabilities. They know the classes, the delivery methods, yields, etc. The two or three that do not don't b/c they have zero relevant experience. None.

rons WOKE is sick
12/16/15 6:58 am

Think it was a got ha question. Is that a Chinese gang?

rons WOKE is sick
12/16/15 7:06 am

Anyway he has people to handle that. very great people, the best best, world class people. His people will call your people.

GlockMan1 Alabama
12/16/15 6:40 am

He is a business man who has spent his career building. He only needs to know about a nuclear triad from the CIA or NSA if he is elected.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/16/15 10:29 am

lol....the triad isn't some secret spy ring stuff. Anyone with even a completely basic knowledge of nuclear war would know what it means. Not NSA/CIA, more like anyone who watches the history channel.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
12/15/15 10:42 pm

Nah. That would require someone who paid attention in college.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/15/15 10:14 pm

Here's the interesting part. He clearly had to be embarrassed by the gaff. The next Q was about Cruz and his "back office comments." If you can watch the exchange. I REALLY think his answer would have been different had he nailed the previous question.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/15/15 10:37 pm

Having said all that. I personally think Trump won the debate. I missed about 30 min or so though.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
12/15/15 11:15 pm

Who did you guys think won out in the Rubio Cruz exchanges? Rubio was getting attacked by everyone, it made his confrontations of Cruz almost get lost and muddled IMO. I think Cruz scored more points there.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/15/15 11:21 pm

I kinda agree with what was said afterwards. Both got so far into the weeds it was impossible figure out who was more supportable. One thing I've been saying for awhile though is Rubio is the only GOP candidate that has a chance. If he's the nom, i think the Dems could be in very big trouble. Anyone else, it doesn't matter who the DNC candidate is. They win.

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
12/15/15 10:01 pm

A trump presidency isn't limited by three means of delivering our nuclear arsenal. (Hair piece IED?) You heard him, he wants more nuclear!

Rachel27b maryland
12/15/15 9:59 pm

TRUMP 2016!!!!

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SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/15/15 10:02 pm

You're a troll, right? No one could seriously be so ignorant and blind as to ignore this very obvious trip up and not even attempt to justify it...right?

LostTexan42 Deal With It
12/16/15 7:27 am

That's a Trump response there. Lol.

Rachel27b maryland
12/16/15 12:23 pm

Thank you, I'm just like him... Amazing

LostTexan42 Deal With It
12/16/15 12:41 pm

Your sarcasm/satire is on point! 😂

Rachel27b maryland
12/16/15 12:42 pm

I wasn't being sarcastic

Rachel27b maryland
12/16/15 12:54 pm

Haha you think you're funny😂I would just stop trying if I were you, because you are going to loose

Rachel27b maryland
12/16/15 1:15 pm

I think you should learn English before you try and make comments

LostTexan42 Deal With It
12/16/15 1:24 pm

Ok. Now I know you're trolling. 😂

Rachel27b maryland
12/16/15 1:26 pm

Haha I'm just messing with you, but I do love trump

LostTexan42 Deal With It
12/15/15 9:59 pm

I find his high poll numbers the most disturbing. How stupid is the American public?

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palindrome California
12/15/15 10:01 pm

*republican party

GlockMan1 Alabama
12/16/15 6:42 am

Stupid enough to elect Obama .....TWICE!

LostTexan42 Deal With It
12/16/15 7:26 am

I'd elect Obama again over that fool. There's no telling how much damage Trump would do to this country.

palindrome California
12/16/15 12:15 pm

You should consider the American public electing Obama TWICE as more a complete condemnation of the state of the GOP than anything else.


The whole nation knew in 2012 that Obama was a weak candidate. All the GOP needed to do was put up something worthwhile.

It couldn't.


Now it's 2016, can they defeat a weak Hillary? Doubtful. Again, that's a really strong condemnation on the state of the GOP than anything else

Rachel27b maryland
12/16/15 1:04 pm

How about nobama TRUMP 2016!!!

Rachel27b maryland
12/16/15 1:15 pm

Exactly my thoughts NObama

dominiclandry
12/15/15 9:57 pm

Even beyond that, I find his lack of specificity period, very troubling

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SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/15/15 9:52 pm

I'm sure @Chimama will have an interesting justification for this.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/15/15 10:01 pm

STICKS - sorry. I'm one of a growing number of SOHers who have him on ignore.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/15/15 10:03 pm

Chimama: What were they speaking, Spanish? Darn those immigrants...
Also, it seems Rubio answered it just fine.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
12/15/15 10:15 pm

I wasn't being naive, I was being facetious. Also, it's a shame Rubio isn't trying to become the CEO of a company, or else knowing business terms would actually be relevant. Trump, on the other hand, is trying to be a politician. I'd blame Rubio for not knowing business jargon if he was trying to be a business man.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/16/15 10:34 am

STICKS - this isn't a political term, it should be completely well known for anyone who lived through the cold war. Regardless though, the guy who asked the question actually spelled it out. He referred to the previous speaker, and said "the US triad: our ability to deliver nukes via air, subs, and missiles." He actually said it twice. Trump only had to listen to understand what was being asked.

LostTexan42 Deal With It
12/16/15 12:22 pm

Lol. You learn the jargon before you go to interview if you really want the job. If a normal civilian like me knew what the nuclear triad was and Trump didn't, that is a problem.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/15/15 9:49 pm

The Q happened at the 10:47 (eastern time) mark if you dvr'ed it. When asked about the triad (nukes delivered by ICBM, sub, plane) Trump started talking about the nuke capabilities of Syria, Iran, and an unknown terrorist getting a nuke.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
12/15/15 9:51 pm

They went to Rubio afterwards, and Rubio clearly explained what each are. Not bad for a jr senator. Bush called out Trump's ignorance in his post debate interview.

MrsCrayonWax
12/15/15 9:52 pm

Triad...total losers...speaking of losers, it will be a Great Wall.