The real story should be that we may have averted a nuclear war because Trump didn’t hear about the missile alert in Hawaii as the news broke on television.
He might have reacted impulsively without consulting his military advisors if he learned about the reported alert while watching Fox News. Assuming we were under attack, he might have used this as an excuse to launch a retaliation.
Consider this from a timely article from Jan. 8, 2018: Tillerson and Mattis are reportedly trying to hold Trump back from striking North Korea
- President Donald Trump’s secretaries of state and defense are trying to persuade him not to strike North Korea, while his national security adviser is pushing for a “bloody nose” attack, according to recent reports in The Telegraph and The Wall Street Journal.
- Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, has reportedly been key in pushing for peace, but he may be on his way out.