Trump Tells Republicans To "Go Nuclear" If Needed And Now I'm Obsessed With The Phrase "Go Nuclear"

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So first things first I am absolutely going to start implementing “go nuclear” into all of my requests.

“Hey Riggs how many breakfast sandwiches you want?”

“Go nuclear.”

“Yo Riggs how strong should I make this Oak n Coke?”

“Go nuclear.”

“How strong you need this glasses prescription for your eyes?”

“Go nuclear very nuclear.”

Second let’s give some context — “go nuclear” means jam it down their throats. Republicans need 60 votes or a “supermajority” in the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, so Trump told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that if they aren’t going to get the votes to “go nuclear,” or just override the potential filibuster with a simple majority of 51 votes (which they can get easily).

Trump said:

“If we end up with that gridlock I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,’” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “Because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect. I would say it’s up to Mitch, but I would say, ‘Go for it.’”

I want to note again, “exercising the nuclear option” is great terminology. A+ terminology. Can’t wait to exercise the nuclear option on the golf course this spring aka pooch one out there like 260 if I’m lucky.

(see how I found a way to plug my new golf podcast? geaux riggs)