Hillary Clinton told a London audience Sunday night that Congress is “trying to figure out” how to stop President Donald Trump from starting a nuclear war.
According to Business Insider, the failed Democratic presidential candidate was speaking to dignitaries, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan, at the London Literature Festival.
Clinton claimed that Congress was looking at ways to usurp Trump’s ability to ignite a nuclear war by firing a missile at North Korea in a fit of rage.
“A lot of people thought I was probably exaggerating it, but now we are worried and Congress is worried about whether they can take that power away from Trump so that in a moment of pique he doesn’t pick up that phone and call whoever is sitting in the control centre today,” she told the rapt audience of approximately 3,000.
Clinton was asked if she had concerns about Trump starting a nuclear war and she responded, “I’m worried about that now. I had big differences with so many of the other people who have been President during my lifetime, but I never worried about that.”
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She then claimed that “recent reporting” also showed how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis were also trying “all trying to figure out how to prevent this.”
“I tried to raise it before and I’m raising it again here,” The former First Lady continued, seemingly congratulating herself for recognizing the purported danger earlier. “It’s why members of Congress on both sides are trying to work out how they can contain [Trump].”
Clinton then turned to Russia and said Trump emulates that country’s president Vladimir Putin: “He likes that whole authoritarian thing – you know, the bare chest.”
She also ocmpared Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election to a “cyber 9/11” attack on the United States.