The Week: “In addition to apparently giving Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte a pat on the back for the extrajudicial slaughter of thousands of small-time drug users and dealers, President Trump apparently made another major stumble during the leaders’ April phone call: revealing where our nuclear submarines are.”
“On Tuesday, a leaked transcript of their conversation revealed that Trump reassured Duterte that America has ‘a lot of firepower’ near North Korea.”
“We have two submarines — the best in the world. We have two nuclear submarines, not that we want to use them at all,” Trump said.
“Defense officials were horrified. ‘We never talk about the subs!’ three separate Pentagon officials told BuzzFeed News.”