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In a press conference that can perhaps best be described as unhinged and berating, President Donald Trump warned of the potential of a nuclear holocaust while stressing the necessity of a positive relationship between the United States and Russia on Thursday. Maybe Im not going to be able to do a deal with Russia but at least I tried, Trump said, in response to a question from CBSs Major Garrett about recent provocative incidents between the U.S. and Russia, including a Russian aircraft buzzing a U.S. Navy ship three times in one day. Trump has denied any ties between Russia and his campaign, although new reports have indicated that some Trump associates had contact with Russian intelligence. Further, this week, Trumps national security adviser, MIchael Flynn, resigned after it was revealed that hed lied about discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Trumps inauguration.

The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship thats 30 miles off shore right out of the water, he said, referring to the Russian spy vessel that was recently spotted off the coast of Connecticut. What am I going to do with this ship? he asked himself, rhetorically. Im not going to tell you.

And on it went. I want to do the right thing for the American people, and to be honest, secondarily, I want to do the right thing for the world, Trump said, regarding whether hell be able to conceive a positive relationship with Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. Dont forget, were a very powerful nuclear country, and so are they. Theres no upside. Were a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. I have been briefed. And I can tell you, one thing about a briefing that were allowed to say because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it, nuclear holocaust would be like no other.

The mere, unprovoked mention of the potential of nuclear holocaust was enough to incite total apoplexy on Twitter.

Aside from discussing the theoretical possibility of nuclear annihilation, Trump also took time to berate the press (The leaks are real, the news is fake); disparage Obamacare (Obamacare, they fill up our alleys with people you wonder how they got there); and talk about his executive order banning immigration and refugees from coming to the United States (We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban, we had a bad court).

Before it was all over, he took a question from reporter April Ryan, who asked if he would set up a meeting to talk about his inner-city agenda with the Congressional Black Caucus. Ill tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting? Trump asked Ryan, who is black. Ryan told the president that she is, in fact, a reporter. Are they friends of yours? Trump asked again. So set up the meeting.

Losing to wind next to his helicopter in Scotland.

Losing to wind at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Losing to wind as he heads to Indiana.

Losing to wind while hes in Scotland to discuss bankrolling an anti-wind-farm campaign in order to fight an off-shore development near his luxury golf resort.

Losing to wind in the presence of Tom Brady.

Losing to wind while waving.

Putting up a good fight but ultimately losing to wind in Scotland.

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Losing to wind next to his helicopter in Scotland.

By Michael McGurk/Alamy.

Losing to wind at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

By Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images.

Losing to wind as he heads to Indiana.

By Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images.

Losing to wind while hes in Scotland to discuss bankrolling an anti-wind-farm campaign in order to fight an off-shore development near his luxury golf resort.

By Danny Lawson/PA/A.P.

Losing to wind while he talks to Patriots owner Robert Kraft before a game.

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Losing to wind at the house on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, where his mother was born before she immigrated to the United States in 1929.

From PA/Alamy.

Losing to wind while boarding the Marine One helicopter at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

By Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

Losing to wind while leaving One World Trade in New York.

By Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images.

Losing to wind in the presence of Tom Brady.

From Boston Herald/Splash News.

Losing to wind while waving.

By Rob Carr/Getty Images.

Putting up a good fight but ultimately losing to wind in Scotland.

By Michael McGurk/Rex/Shutterstock.

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