During an interview on CNN Sunday, show host Dana Bash asked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) if he still had concerns about Trump having the nuclear codes. His response was revealing and truly frightening.
Bash asked Rubio a serious question that goes directly to the post-WWII standard for presidents that they can be trusted not to blow up the world.
“Senator, do you still have those concerns about President-elect Trump?,” Bash asked.
Rubio said: “Well, Dana, the bottom line, we had an election. And, ultimately, the voters chose him, both as our nominee and now as our president. So, the election is over, and now it comes time to govern. And — and we’re going to give him every chance to be successful. And that’s what I’m focused on now. At some point, elections end and the governing needs to begin.”
Bash pressed on: “I completely get that the elections are over, and now it is time for governing. But given the fact that it is time for governing and your criticism was about his abilities to govern, you know, even as far as saying that he shouldn’t have his — have the nuclear codes because he’s too erratic, what will you do as senator, as somebody who actually has the — the responsibility of check and balance, to make sure that he is governing properly, given the concerns that you expressed?”
Rubio: “I mean, we have a role in the Senate, for example, in our Cabinet appointments and nominations, that we’ll review each of those. And — and we’ll play our proper role under the Constitution.”
The host insisted: “So, do you feel comfortable now with Donald Trump in charge of the nuclear arsenal?”
“I feel comfortable that the voters have chosen him to be the commander in chief. And we’re going to give him every chance to be a successful one. And, ultimately, it will be incumbent upon him, as it would be upon any president who was elected, but a — to prove their capability in that role. And — and he deserves that opportunity. He has earned it at the ballot box,” Rubio said.
With that, Rubio refused to say that he trusts the president-elect with the nuclear codes. The implication of Rubio not saying that Trump can be trusted with such crucial information is frightening and should be considered by every Electoral College elector before they cast their ballot for Donald Trump.
Watch the interview below: