According to Mika Brzezinski, President-elect Donald Trump said that he’s fine with a nuclear arms race developing. The “Morning Joe” co-host said Trump privately told her he is confident that the U.S. can “outlast” any other country.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) December 23, 2016
“Let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass … and outlast them all,” Brzezinski recounted Trump saying.
The Hill says that,
Transition officials did not immediately respond to requests to confirm the report.
Co-host Joe Scarborough said that Brzezinski was hoping to get clarification about Trump’s tweet from Thursday in which he said that the U.S. should “strengthen and expand” its nuclear capabilities.
The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016