Donald Trump has admitted that he wrote down the nuclear Gold Codes on the back of an envelope that he then left in a New York restaurant.
“During my meeting with President Obama, he showed me the codes that are needed to launch a nuclear strike. In an emergency, you have less than 15 minutes to do react, so it’s important that you can remember the right numbers,” said Trump.
“I thought it would be useful to jot the numbers down, so I can start to learn them. I was showing the codes to Melania in the 21 Club and left the envelope on the table when we had finished our meal,” he continued.
“I rang Barack Obama to warn him and he said that he uses his wife and daughter’s birthdates so that he could easily memorize them.
“I followed his lead.”