The unanimous, anti-Trump panel on Monday's edition of New Day melted down at President Trump's alleged suggestion to use nuclear weapons to stop hurricanes headed towards the United States. CNN Political Commentator Angela Rye told everyone else on the panel "I keep wanting you all to wake me up and tell me this is a very long, terrible, bad dream. But it's real. It's the real thing." Co-host Alisyn Camerota pointed out that the idea of using nuclear weapons to stop hurricanes was floated during the Eisenhower administration before describing the 1950s as "where President Trump gets a lot of his ideas about...when America was sort of at its best." When Sellers and CNN Political Analyst April Ryan referred to President Trump as "the leader of the free world," Rye was quite triggered, telling Sellers to "stop calling him that. Call him something else." April Ryan addressed the reporting on President Trump's supposed plan to nuke hurricanes, which described how hurricanes "start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it." Ryan proceeded to suggest President Trump had a more sinister motive for wanting to use nuclear weapons off the coast of Africa: "He brought in Africa...As we were talking during break, he's called Africa a sh**hole nation...And what part of Africa are you talking about? Sub-Saharan Africa, where there are mostly black people?" Ryan used the phrase "leader of the free world" to describe President Trump, which Rye took issue with. Ryan reminded Rye "he's the President of the United States," to which Rye replied "he's supposed to be."
CNN's Ryan Says Trump's Proposal to Nuke Hurricanes is Based on Racial Animus