Trump: Receiving nuclear codes a 'very sobering moment'

President Trump said that receiving the nuclear launch codes on Inauguration Day was a “sobering moment.”

“When they explain what it represents and the kind of destruction that you’re talking about, it is a very sobering moment, yes. It’s very, very scary, in a sense,” Trump told ABC News in an interview.

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The nuclear codes, given to the president after the Oath of Office, allow the commander in chief to authorize a nuclear attack.

“No, but it’s — I have confidence that I’ll do the right thing, the right job. But it’s a very, very scary thing,” he told ABC’s David Muir when asked if having access to the nuclear codes keeps him up at night.