Donald Trump national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson asked Friday night, “What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re afraid to use it?”
The nuclear triad refers to the three ways nuclear weapons can be used: strategic bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles or submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
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.@KatrinaPierson: "What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you're afraid to use it?" #OReillyFactor https://t.co/KWe9fNTu0R— Fox News (@Fox News)1450487747.0
Pierson was widely criticized online for her remark.
Spox of a candidate who doesn't know what the nuclear triad is promises said candidate will be all about using it. https://t.co/IQX8FwP5Mt— Marcus (@Marcus)1450488756.0
Genius https://t.co/gNjNynB1tJ— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller)1450488369.0
Pierson's comment came just days after Trump was criticized by pundits for seemingly failing to know what the triad was.
Watch Pierson's comment (relevant portion around 3:30 mark):
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