COOPER: Let's talk about nuclear issues because you talked about this in a really interesting article in The New York Times. TRUMP: One of the very, very big issues. I think maybe the biggest issue of our time. COOPER: That's what you said to The New York Times. You said you worried about the proliferation of nuclear weapons the most. You also said, though, that you might support Japan and South Korea developing nuclear weapons of their own. Isn't that completely contradictory? TRUMP: No, not at all. Look, you have North Korea has nuclear weapons. And he doesn't have a carrier yet but he has got nuclear weapons. He soon will have. We don't want to pull the trigger. We're just -- you know, we have a president, frankly, that doesn't -- nobody is afraid of our president. Nobody respects our president. You take a look at what's going on throughout the world. It's not the country that it was.
COOPER: So if you said, Japan, yes, it's fine, you get nuclear weapons, South Korea, you as well, and Saudi Arabia says we want them, too? TRUMP: Can I be honest with you? It's going to happen, anyway. It's going to happen anyway. It's only a question of time. [...] COOPER: So you're saying you don't want more nuclear weapons in the world but you're OK with Japan and South Korea having nuclear weapons? TRUMP: I don't want more nuclear weapons.