10 Nov 2016

Analyst: Trump won't have to consult on nuclear strike

From Morning Report, 8:20 am on 10 November 2016
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township, Pennsylvania on November 6, 2016. AFP / MANDEL NGAN

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US President-elect Donald Trump wasn't allowed to handle his own Twitter account, but he will soon have the nuclear codes.

It's a thread of anxiety that ran throughout the US presidential campaign.

Mr Trump fuelled those concerns with occasional comments suggesting he may not be as averse as previous presidents to using nuclear weapons.