Donald Trump on Sunday continued to walk back some of his most controversial campaign rhetoric.
The president-elect went on a mini-tirade against The New York Times on Twitter, taking issue with the way the newspaper described his past statements about nuclear proliferation.
In fact, Trump did say he was open to more countries getting nuclear weapons ― in an interview with the very same newspaper back in March.
“Well I think maybe it’s not so bad to have Japan — if Japan had that nuclear threat, I’m not sure that would be a bad thing for us,” he said.
Nor would it be so bad, Trump has said, if countries like South Korea and Saudi Arabia had nukes, too.
“It’s going to happen, anyway,” he said in an interview with CNN. “It’s going to happen anyway. It’s only a question of time. They’re going to start having them or we have to get rid of them entirely. But you have so many countries already, China, Pakistan, you have so many countries, Russia, you have so many countries right now that have them.”