US President Donald Trump denies NBC News 'nuclear arsenal 'report

US President Donald Trump denies NBC News 'nuclear arsenal 'report
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US President Donald Trump denies NBC News 'nuclear arsenal 'report

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Another Twitter storm, another clash with the press.

US President Donald Trump has denied an NBC News report he contemplated a dramatic increase in the US nuclear arsenal

Calling the report fake news, he even threatened to challenge the network’s media licences in reprisal.

The dispute revolves around a July meeting at the Pentagon where officials were shown a chart of the US nuclear arsenal peaking in the late 1960s at more than 32,000 weapons

Sources in the room told NBC Trump said he wanted the US to have that many. The current number stands at 4,000.

“The officials in the room explained to the president that not only are there budget constraints to increasing the size of the nuclear arsenal but there are also treaty obligations”

Trump said on Wednesday the US did not need to increase but rather modernise its arsenal so it’s “in tip-top shape.” With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!

With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017

Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a “tenfold” increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!

Fake NBCNews</a> made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!</p>— Donald J. Trump (realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017

Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017

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