President Obama: I’m More Concerned About A Nuke In New York Than Russia

Former New York deputy mayor: “I guess I am now too.” Obama was responding to a question about whether Mitt Romney was right about Russia.

President Obama said Tuesday he’s more concerned about a nuclear weapon detonating in New York City than Russia when it comes to U.S. security.

“Russia’s actions are a problem; they don’t pose the number-one security threat to the United States,” Obama said. “I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan, which is part of the reason why the United States, showing its continued international leadership has organized a forum over the last several years that has been able to eliminate that threat in a consistent way.”

Obama was asked about whether former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was right when he called Russia the top geopolitical threat for the United States.

Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor to Michael Bloomberg, responded:

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