GOP source suggests Mattis and Kelly ready to tackle Trump to stop him from launching nukes

Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabriel Sherman visited “All In with Chris Hayes” Tuesday night and shared a perfectly normal anecdote about the White House that will definitely make you sleep better at night. The exchange went as follows:

I just want to, you know, sort of put into context a conversation I had with a very prominent Republican today, who literally was saying that they imagine General Kelly and Secretary Mattis have had conversations about if Trump lunged for the nuclear football, what would they do? Would they tackle him? I mean, literally, physically restrain him from putting the country at, sort of, perilous risk. And that is the kind of situation we’re in.”

Wait, that’s a conversation you had with a very senior Republican musing about what they would do?

Yes. Who knows about, who’s talking about, these are the conversations that they have very good authority are taking place inside the White House.

Here’s video of that soothing dispatch about the lengths to which Trump’s highest-ranking aides consider plausibly having to resort in order to prevent the president from spontaneously deciding to rain down superdeath bombs that would probably trigger nuclear holocaust..


Sherman’s report comes two days after Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker told the New York Times, reassuringly, that the “vast majority” of Senate Republicans view the president as a source of “volatility” who requires a “tremendous amount” of supervision to prevent from starting “World War III.”

Friendly reminder to tell your parents you love them tonight.

[photo: Getty]