Donald Trump denies asking to increase U.S. nuclear arsenal by tenfold

Oct 12, 2017, 00:23
Donald Trump denies asking to increase U.S. nuclear arsenal by tenfold

As it turns out, Trump's comment on NBC was one more inaccurate tweet.

Last week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders assured reporters, "This is a president who supports the First Amendment".

"In suggesting that a broadcast network's license be targeted because of its coverage, Mr. Trump once again evoked the Watergate era when President Richard M. Nixon told advisers to make it hard for The Washington Post to renew the FCC license for a Florida television station it owned", The New York Times said in its report on the tweet.

During the race for the White House and again in March, Trump suggested that it might be worth loosening libel laws in order to make it easier for people to challenge inaccurate stories, Bloomberg News reported.

President Donald Trump has said he wants the United States nuclear arsenal in "tiptop shape" but has not asked that it be greatly expanded.

Some officials present said they did not take Trump's desire for more nuclear weapons to be literally instructing the military to increase the actual numbers. "Right now we have so many nuclear weapons I want them in flawless condition, ideal state".

Also at the meeting were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford, Vice Chairman Gen. Paul Selva, Undersecretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, then-chief strategist Stephen Bannon, then-Chief of Staff, Jared Kushner, then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and Keith Schiller, director of Oval Office Operations at the time, NBC reports.

"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our USA nuclear arsenal". The president reportedly remarked Wednesday: "It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write".

The NFL says it will discuss the anthem issue at an owners meeting next week, ESPN reported. Mr. Trump tweeted. "Bad for country!"

Broadcast licenses have previously been revoked by authoritarian leaders including the late former president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, who revoked a number of broadcast licenses of stations that displayed stringent anti-Chavez views.

The threat provoked widespread anger on social media and elsewhere with many attacking the president for directly challenging the First Amendment, which guarantees the freedom of the press. Donald Trump's statement is unambiguously un-American.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • GM acquires LIDAR specialist Strobe

    GM acquires LIDAR specialist Strobe

    Today, GM took another step forward by purchasing Strobe, a light detection and ranging technology company. Fully self-driving vehicles are expected to hit the market in a limited form by around 2020.
    Amber Alert Issued for Richardson Child

    Amber Alert Issued for Richardson Child

    The little girl disappeared from the 900 block of Sunningdale wearing black pajama bottoms, black flip flops, and a pink shirt. At this time, police are trying to discern why the family didn't report Sherin missing for five hours , according to NBC.
    IPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL - What's The Difference?

    IPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL - What's The Difference?

    It looks like the camera is going to be one of the key selling points of the 2017 Pixels, just as it was previous year . Inevitably, Google's competitors will attempt to apply the same techniques to their phones.
  • Neymar's Promise to Bring Lionel Messi and Argentina to Russia Next Summer

    Neymar's Promise to Bring Lionel Messi and Argentina to Russia Next Summer

    As things stand, those two matches would take place in Wellington on November 8 with the return in Buenos Aires on November 15. In addition, a Brazil victory against Chile could aid Argentina in possibly grabbing an automatic qualification spot.
    How to Watch Astros vs. Red Sox

    How to Watch Astros vs. Red Sox

    Price entered the game after another former Tiger, Doug Fister , struggled in his first start of the postseason. Benintendi walloped a go-ahead two-run home Monday to turn a 2-1 Astros lead into a 3-2 Red Sox lead.
    Theresa May concedes ECJ rule during Brexit transition

    Theresa May concedes ECJ rule during Brexit transition

    Another senior official said: "There's every reason to be anxious and European industry should take this more seriously". For many, ending with a legal void remains far-fetched. "Pretty soon", said one, "it will be Norway or nothing".
  • Prince Harry wants to improve the mental health of the armed forces

    It's after figures showed the proportion of personnel asking for mental health care has nearly doubled in the last ten years. The Duke added: "At the beginning, we were trying to understand why at home people weren't sharing some of their problems".
    Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn's Pro-life Senate Campaign Ad

    Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn's Pro-life Senate Campaign Ad

    The congresswoman told Kilmeade that Twitter told her if she "omitted" the pro-life part, they'd allow the ad to play on its site. Marsha Blackburn launched her Senate re-election bid - as so many people do - with a video explaining what she believes in.
    The X-Files Season 11 Trailer Drops

    The X-Files Season 11 Trailer Drops

    However, if Deadline's report from NYCC is anything to go by, fans already adore what they've seen. You'll see more of William than you've seen in a long time'.
  • Kate dresses tiny bump in Temperly dress at palace reception

    Kate dresses tiny bump in Temperly dress at palace reception

    It has not yet been announced how many weeks Catherine is into pregnancy, but she is rumoured to give birth in April next year. An aide revealed tonight that the duchess is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum but said her condition is improving.
    Kit Harington leaves fiance Rose Leslie in tears after brutal prank

    Kit Harington leaves fiance Rose Leslie in tears after brutal prank

    In fact, although it was a successful prank, it doesn't sound like he's converted Leslie to the joys of April Fool's in the slightest.
    Google uncovers evidence of Russian interference ahead of 2016 United States  election

    Google uncovers evidence of Russian interference ahead of 2016 United States election

    It's not yet known whether all the ads were bought by trolls or "legitimate Russian accounts ", according to the Post . Google and Twitter reportedly did not collaborate on the effort, which is supposedly still in its early stages.
popular