[Ed. – On the “classified nuclear weapons system,” speculation is that Trump was referring to the low-yield warhead option (nomenclature W76-2) on the Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles deployed in our Ohio-class nuclear submarines. The first deployment with the low-yield warhead was disclosed in February. Could be. All nuclear weapons programs are mostly classified, other than general references to their existence, history, and publicly-acknowledged type characteristics. Trump could also have been referring to testing the U.S. is doing with a hypersonic missile delivery system – which is the guess I’d go with.]
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Donald Trump “seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security” after Trump revealed in interviews with Bob Woodward the existence of a classified nuclear weapons system.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the former vice president said Trump’s comments to Woodward — made in a series of 18 interviews for the journalist’s upcoming book “Rage” — were “not a surprise.”
“You wonder why people in the intelligence community wondered from the very beginning whether you could share data with him, ’cause they don’t trust him. They don’t trust what he’ll say or do,” Biden said. “He seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security, no conception of anything other than, what can he do to promote himself?”