Trump Reveals Existence of New Nuclear Weapon to Bob Woodward...Or Did He? Never Mind, Because the Left Still Went Insane

This image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, right, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Richie, a 341st Maintenance Operations Squadron team trainer, riding in a work cage on Nov. 20, 2012, inside the T-9 maintenance trainer at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill in the summer of 2013 that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Beau Wade)

Bob Woodward is coming out with a new book. It seems to be chock full of the type of anecdotes that can only be gathered by a reporter so stealthy and accomplished that he managed to sneak into the hospital room of dying former CIA Director Bill Casey and get from him a confession that Reagan knew about the diversion of funds to kill godless commies aid the Contras in Nicaragua.

One of the claims, covered in the greatest detail by the decidedly left-wing and not very competent War Zone at TheDrive blog, is that Trump divulged the existence of a top-secret nuclear weapon to Woodward, who then, as any dutiful patriot would do, reported on it in his book. This is the quote:

I have built a nuclear – a weapons system that nobody’s ever had in this country before. We have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about,” Trump told Woodward. “We have stuff that Putin and Xi have never heard about before. There’s nobody – what we have is incredible.

The leftist trope of President Trump casually revealing top-secret information is one the leftwing media has been trying to solidify in the national conscious since before he was sworn into office. It has been alleged over and over, and disproven over and over, but, somehow, the left never tires of flogging the story. And so, this particular toss-off line, one that should surprise no one, caused a sudden flurry of activity.

There is more in that vein, but the classic is this:

How does that even work? Did Woodward call up a random weapons designer, say at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and get him to confirm that there is, indeed, a nuclear weapon that the general public is unaware of?

There are two equally probable resolutions to this. The first is that President Trump was blowing smoke. There isn’t a new weapon but it amuses him to give the Russians and Chinese something to chase after. The second possibility is that the weapon was unknown during the course of the interview but it is now known to us:

The bottom line here is that the President disclosing that the US has a new nuclear weapon at some stage of development is hardly top-secret, or even secret. Nothing in his statement tells anything specific about what the weapon is or does. The entire kerfuffle in utter nonsense but, then again, the same can be said of 90% of the media coverage of the Trump administration.