(The Hill) Donald Trump on Saturday hit back at critics who questioned whether he should be entrusted with nuclear weapons, saying he would be the "last one" to ever authorize a nuclear attack.
"Believe me, I would be the last one to use nuclear," said Trump at a rally in Windham, N.H. "Because I understand what it represents. I understand what it means."
Trump's comments came after a report earlier this week that the GOP presidential nominee had asked a foreign policy adviser repeatedly why the U.S. could not use its nuclear arsenal. The claim was made by MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on "Morning Joe" Wednesday.
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The report played into concerns from Trump's critics that he is not knowledgeable about foreign affairs and unprepared to oversee the nation's nuclear weapons.