How did “nuclear football” move from Trump to Biden?
Washington: (Monitoring Cell) When Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, he was given a suitcase weighing 22 kg with all the powers of the most powerful man in the world. are present.
This suitcase is always close to the President of the United States and usually the outgoing President presents this suitcase to the incoming President in his presence.
But since Trump does not recognize Biden’s victory and he was in Florida instead of Washington at the time of the inauguration, the transfer of the suitcase became an issue.
However, the US Department of Defense had already prepared for this purpose. According to reports, they do not have one such suitcase but at least three suitcases.
A suitcase went with Trump to Florida on the morning of January 20, but his electronic system failed at exactly 11:59:59 p.m.
At the same time, another similar suitcase was presented to new President Joe Biden’s military aide, who began work at exactly 12 o’clock. This black leather suitcase is called a ‘nuclear football’ and has a strong aluminum box with nuclear weapons codes inside.
With the help of these secret codes, the US President can order a nuclear attack anywhere in the world. This suitcase is bomb-proof and contains a phone whose communications cannot be blocked.
The goal is to keep in touch with the Pentagon in the event of an emergency. When Donald Trump played golf, he used to take this ‘football’ along with his golf clubs in a golf cart.