Keith Olbermann: ISIS Nuke Threat Is ‘Theoretical,’ But Trump Danger Is Scary

Far-left host Keith Olbermann appeared on The View, Friday, to warn that while the threat of a nuclear ISIS is “theoretical,” the danger of Donald Trump becoming President is a “distinct” possibility. Olbermann wondered aloud, “Somebody said the other day...'What would happen if ISIS got nukes?.... So, I said, ‘What would happen if Donald Trump got nukes?’"

Joy Behar mused, “Who would use it first?”  Olbermann explained his comparison: “But also, which is the more realistic concern for us at the moment? I mean, the second one is a distinct, visible possibility and the first one is theoretical, but very unlikely because they are difficult to move. But he gets them the first day in office.” 

A transcript of the exchange is below: 

The View
3/25/16
11:36

KEITH OLBERMANN: I'm having the craziest dream right now that Donald Trump is the leading candidate for the Republican nomination and you're all in my dream. When I wake up from this, I'm going to write this all down and it's going make a hell of a novel. It's nothing serious. It’s just perhaps the most dangerous presidential candidate since the guy in the middle of the Civil War who wanted to give up in 1864. 

JOY BEHAR: More dangerous than Nixon or Lyndon Johnson who escalated the Vietnam War? 

OLBERMANN: Yes. Because— somebody said the other day and they were quite serious, and you can understand when you hear these two things together, they’re terrifying. ‘What would happen if ISIS got nukes?’ 

BEHAR: They're thinking about it. 

OLBERMANN: All right. So, I said, “what would happen if Donald Trump got nukes?” 

BEHAR: Who would use it first? 

OLBERMANN: But also, which is the more realistic concern for us at the moment? I mean, the second one is a distinct, visible possibility and the first one is theoretical, but very unlikely because they are difficult to move. But he gets them the first day in office. 

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.