While reflecting on how close the US has come to war with North Korea back in 2017, the US president made the shocking revelation about the “incredible” nuclear weapons he has created.
According to a book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward, Mr Trump said: “I have built a nuclear – a weapons system that nobody’s ever had in this country before.
“We have stuff that you haven’t event seen or heard about.
“We have stuff that Putin and Xi have never heard about before.
“There’s nobody – what we have is incredible.”
Mr Woodward claims the anonymous sources confirmed the US military had a secret new weapons systems.
But said sources were surprised Mr Trump had disclosed the information.
Mr Trump also admitted he knew the coronavirus pandemic was far more dire than what he had been publicly saying.
In a call in February, Mr Trump said: “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed.
“And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one.
“It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu. This is deadly stuff.”
However, Mr Trump said he wanted to play it down and told Mr Woodward: “I wanted to always play it down.”
The US has been the worst hit country due to the pandemic with more than 6,000,000 people infected and 193,652 deaths.
The book is based in part on 18 on-the-record interviews between Mr Woodward and Mr Trump between December and July.
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