Paul: Trump has no clue what the nuclear triad is

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Republican presidential candidate Rand PaulRand Paul 5 takeaways from the rush for campaign cash Paul calls for end of gun-free zones The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday accused front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKenneth Starr piles praises on Bill Clinton Jimmy Carter: Trump 'tapped a waiting reservoir there of inherent racism' Roger Stone looking into creating pro-Trump nonprofit: report MORE of having “no clue” about the nation’s nuclear delivery capability.

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“This is the worrisome thing, during the debate absolutely Donald Trump had no clue what the nuclear triad is,” Paul said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” referring to the strategic bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads.

“Now that they’ve discovered what it is, they’re ready to use it?” the senator added, in reference to Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson’s recent statement that Trump would not be afraid to use nuclear weapons as president.

“What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re afraid to use it?” she asked.

Paul said he was also alarmed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) statement at the last GOP presidential debate that he would be willing to order American military pilots to shoot down Russian planes if they violated a no-fly zone over Syria.

“This is what is very worrisome not only about Trump but Christie and others on the stage who are really eager to have war, really eager to show how strong they are,” he said. “That’s why it very much worries me to have someone like Donald Trump or Chris Christie in charge of our nuclear arsenal.”

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