Philadelphia mayor: Trump is a ‘scary guy’ with ‘his hands on the nuclear codes’


JUNE 5, 2018

Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney stands atop the Museum of Art staircase as a Super Bowl parade is held for the Eagles on February 8, 2018. (Joe Lamberti | Courier-Post via USA TODAY NETWORK)

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) slammed President Trump as a “scary guy” on Tuesday, saying he is frightened that Trump has access to the nuclear codes.

“The guy is just a scary guy,” Kenney told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.” “Hopefully by the time he’s gone, we can recover from this mess, but this is a bad time in our country.”

“I’m frightened about the fact that he has his hands on the nuclear codes. He threatens to annihilate North Korea,” he continued.

“He’s going to meet with Kim Jong-Un about one week from today, so the hands on the nuclear codes and annihilating North Korea doesn’t seem like an imminent issue over the next seven days,” Berman responded.

“But over the next couple of hours that could change,” Kenney replied.

The mayor’s remarks come after Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House on Monday, citing players’ protests during the national anthem.

“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country,” Trump said in a statement late Monday.

“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better,” he continued.

Kenney slammed Trump’s move, referring to the president as a “fragile egomaniac.”

“Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend,” Kenney said in a statement on Monday.

On CNN, he defended players’ right to protest during the anthem and said he didn’t want to debate the issue with the president because he’s “a child.”

Courtesy: The Hill