Former President Donald Trump on Monday warned that the United States is "more likely than not" to be involved in a nuclear war as tensions heat up with fellow nuclear powers China and Russia and President Joe Biden struggles on the world stage.
"I never thought, in my wildest imagination, that the United States would be involved in a Nuclear War," Trump wrote on his social media platform Truth Social.
"Now, however, because of our leaders rhetoric and very poor choice of words, it is perhaps more likely to happen than not. Russia/Ukraine would NEVER have happened under a TRUMP Administration," he said, criticizing the Biden administration.
"Now there are fewer cards to play, but still very playable. China up next?" Trump concluded, turning his attention to the Asian superpower after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The United States is the only country to use nuclear weapons in an armed conflict, bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. While some countries, including Russia and the United States, have retired part of their nuclear stockpiles, there are nearly 13,000 nuclear warheads in the world, the Arms Control Association observed. Russia and the U.S. control about 90% of global warheads.
Trump voiced similar concerns on Monday during the Outside the Beltway with John Fredericks radio show.
"Our country has probably never been worse than it is right now. I think we’re in the greatest danger ever of a nuclear war," the former president noted, according to The Washington Examiner.