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On Monday, Hillary Clinton had the best possible response to a report that president Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs into hurricanes in order to prevent them from reaching the United States.

In a hilarious riposte, Clinton tweeted:

We should not nuke hurricanes.

The response came in the wake of a report by Axios on Sunday, that said Trump had told the Department of Homeland security, alongside national security officials, to look into the possibility of dropping a nuclear bomb into the eye of a hurricane in order to stop it from hitting the United States, reports CNN.

A source claimed that Trump said:

They 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.

Why can't we do that?

However, Trump denied the claims that he'd made the comments, saying in a tweet that the entire story was "ridiculous".

It goes without saying that other Twitter users loved Clinton's hilarious response.

While others used the opportunity to ridicule the former presidential candidate.

According to the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, it is impossible to nuke a hurricane. In a statement, they said:

During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms.

Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems.

Needless to say, this is not a good idea.


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