Trump Refuses to Rule Out Using Nukes, Even in Europe

When asked about fighting ISIS with nukes, the GOP contender deflected and complimented the appearance of those in attendance.
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Trump meeting with his foreign policy team in Washington today, amid controversy there, too, over comments he made about nuclear weapons, and whether he would use them in Europe, if needed. ABC's senior national correspondent Jim Avila and his question tonight for the white house. Their reaction making headlines, too. Reporter: Donald Trump hustling into his soon to open D.C. Hotel today, to meet privately with foreign policy advisers, after a string of explosive comments about nuclear weapons. Can you tell the middle east we're not using a nuclear weapon on anybody? I would never say that. I would never take any of my cards off the table. How about Europe? We won't use it in Europe? I -- I'm not going to take it off the table. Reporter: And tonight, the white house blasting trump's suggestion that South Korea and Japan might have to develop their own nuclear arsenals. Frankly, it would be catastrophic, were the united States to shift its position and indicate that we support somehow the proliferation of nuclear weapons to additional countries. Reporter: Trump also faces sharp criticism for dodging a question about whether he would use nuclear weapons against Isis. Listen to how he tries to change the subject. Would you use a battlefield nuclear weapon to take out Isis? I don't want to use -- I don't want to start the process of nuclear. Remember, one thing that everybody has said, I'm a counterpuncher. Rubio hit me. Bush hit me. This is about Isis. You would not use a tactical nuclear weapon against Isis? I'll tell you one thing, this is a very good looking group of people here. Could I zbrous around, so I know who the hell I'm talking to? Reporter: David, trump never did answer the question, and he tried to frame his statements as negotiation tactics. The white house, however, frames it as dangerous. David? Jim Avila at the white house tonight. Jim, thank you. And now, to the democrats this evening. Wisconsin next, and then the new York primary. Hillary Clinton battling to hold only her lead in New York, where she was senator, and where Bernie sanders is from. Green peace tonight posting video of Hillary Clinton's appearance at. Her fiery response after being asked if she will not take money from the fossil fuel industry. Will you act on your words to reject fos fill fuel money 234 your campaign? I do not -- I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. I am so sick -- I am sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. Tonight, the sanders campaign firing back, saying Clinton has taken contributions from lobbyists for the fossil fuel industry.

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