John Noonan is a conservative national security expert who is considered by many to be a nuclear hawk—and yet the Weekly Standard writer, advisor to Bush and Romney, and former ICBM launch officer is terrified of Trump's reported desire to use nukes in a first-strike capacity. The Republican advisor went on a Twitter rant after TV host Joe Scarborough revealed something a GOP "foreign policy expert" told him:
"Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can't we use them."