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Johnson: Clinton ‘is going to press the button’

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Wednesday said that Hillary Clinton would likely start a nuclear war if faced with a tough split-second decision.
 
{mosads}”I think she is going to press the button. … She is going to be hawkish, she is going to be more hawkish in that role,” Johnson said in a University of New Hampshire town hall moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
 
“I think that she is not going to err on the side of not being an aggressor.”
 
Johnson added that he would be the only candidate who could be trusted with the nuclear codes as president.
  
“I think she is going to shoot. She is going to shoot. She is not going to be herself. She is not going to be perceived as weak. She is going to shoot,” he said later.
 
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, Johnson’s running mate, added that Donald Trump is not to be trusted with the nuclear codes either, pointing to the GOP nominee’s past support for countries like Japan and South Korea expanding their own nuclear capabilities.
 
Weld said Trump would be better off running a laundry business than campaigning to become the president of the United States.
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