During this presidential election, candidates have often brought up the question of who you’d want to have the nuclear codes. But what powers does the president have when it comes to nukes? From Politico Magazine: What Exactly Would It Mean to Have Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Button? “With a single phone call, the commander in chief has virtually unlimited power to rain down nuclear weapons on any adversarial regime and country at any time.” (I don’t even have that kind of autonomous power over my remote control.)