Trump will take the nuclear briefcase with him to Florida, after leaving Washington DC on January 20, and therefore will not hand it over to Biden at his inauguration.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has no intention of handing over the nuclear briefcase containing the activation codes for the US atomic weapons defense system to his successor in office, Democrat Joe Biden, on Wednesday. his presidential inauguration, according to the British newspaper reported on Saturday The Independent.
The Republican leader, as part of his particular tantrum of not recognizing Biden’s victory in the presidential elections of November 3 for alleging that there was an electoral “fraud” concocted from the Democratic ranks to avoid his reelection, has decided not to participate in the investiture ceremony of the former vice president of the North American country, which will take place next Wednesday.
In this way, Trump breaks a tradition of more than 100 years, according to which the outgoing president attends the investiture of his successor to pass the witness to him on the steps of the Capitol.
The transfer of power in the US implies the handover of command and control of the vast US nuclear arsenal that is inside the aforementioned briefcase, said the British media, to later clarify that inside, in addition to containing the codes of activation, a button is located, which, if pressed, immediately activates the nuclear warheads loaded on ICBMs deployed at US Army military bases, submarines, and strategic bombers.
The Independent reported, however, that the nuclear codes that accompany Trump in his retirement at the residence of Mar-a-Lago, in Florida (southeast), will cease to function as soon as Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. USA
What’s more, the top military commanders will have a spare nuclear briefcase, which will be, in this case, the one that is given to the Democrat after he becomes the commander-in-chief of the United States, several sources stressed to the chain american television CNN.
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