- According to Bob Woodward, Trump once boasted about secret nuclear weapons technology.
- The president told Woodward about the secret system in 2019, according to the 2020 book “Rage.”
- The FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons this week during its search for Mar-a-Lago, the Washington Post reported.
Donald Trump once boasted to a reporter about the nuclear information he had.
In Bob Woodward’s 2020 book “Rage,” the journalist describes a conversation with Trump in 2019 in which the then president described a secret nuclear weapons system that he had created himself.
“I built a nuclear system — a weapons system that has never been used in this country before. We have things that Putin and Xi have never heard of. There is none — what we have is incredible,” Trump reportedly said.
Woodward wrote that sources confirmed the new weapons system existed, but were “surprised that Trump had revealed it.”
It is not clear what kind of nuclear weapons Trump was referring to.
FBI agents descended on Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago on Monday to execute a search warrant.
The Justice Department has not confirmed what the investigators were looking for, but The Washington Post reported that documents related to nuclear information were among the items federal agents had their sights set on.
Trump called the reports of nuclear weapons documents that were part of the search warrant “a hoax.”
“Nuclear weapons issue is a hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a hoax, two charges were a hoax, the Mueller investigation was a hoax and much more,” Trump posted on his social media site Truth Social.
But he did not later deny that he had nuclear documents at Mar-a-Lago, instead attacking former President Barack Obama.
Trump falsely accused Obama of illegally holding classified documents.
“President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, many of them classified,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform. “How many of them related to nuclear? The word is, a lot!”
But unlike Trump, Obama had his data processed by the National Archives before being transferred to his presidential library in Chicago, Insider’s Nicole Gaudiano and Sonam Sheth previously reported.