Former US Defense Secretary says that the cabinet can’t stop a nuclear war if President Donald Trump wants one.
Bill Perry, who served as secretary of defense for former President Bill Clinton, told Politico on Wednesday that nuclear war has “become more probable in the last year, partly because of President Trump,” and partly due to events beyond the president’s control.
He added that Trump doesn’t understand the North Koreans, and doesn’t understand what his rhetoric is doing.
Trump has often deviated from diplomatic protocols and attacked leaders of other nations by calling them names.
He stirred a controversy a few weeks back by deriding North Korea leader Kim Jong-un as “rocket man,” a move that experts said was unbecoming of a president.
Perry mentioned US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as a “stabilizing influence,” with this president.
Mattis had previously said the…