SCARBOROUGH: A foreign-policy expert told me Trump asked 3 times 'why can't we use' nuclear weapons

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday that a foreign-policy expert told him Donald Trump asked in a meeting three times “why can’t we use” nuclear weapons.

“I’ll be very careful here. Several months ago, a foreign policy expert, on the international level, went to advise Donald Trump, and three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe.”

He continued: “Three times he asked. At one point, ‘If we have them, why can’t we use them?'”

Scarborough said that “this is on of the reasons why [Trump] doesn’t have foreign policy experts around him.”

“Be careful America, and be careful Republican leaders,” co-host Mike Brzezinski chimed in.

Scarborough made the remarks after former director of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden said “no one” he knows from either side of the aisle is advising Trump on national security or foreign policy.

Watch Scarborough’s and Hayden’s remarks below:

Watch: What are some major concerns about Trump’s handling of national security? Hayden and #morningjoe weigh in. https://t.co/FyFoSmJlJI
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 3, 2016

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.