Trump refutes NBC story, suggests challenging its broadcasting license

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was heard calling Trump a'moron after the July meeting where the president said he wanted the U.S. nuclear stockpile to grow back to Cold War numbers

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was heard calling Trump a'moron after the July meeting where the president said he wanted the U.S. nuclear stockpile to grow back to Cold War numbers

Trump was angered after NBC News reported he had asked to dramatically increase in America's nuclear stockpile, calling it "made up".

Trump has been pushing back against a recent NBC News story that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considered resigning during the summer and that Tillerson had called Trump a "moron."

Although US presidents have modernised weapon stockpiles over the years, any meaningful addition to the nuclear arsenal would violate treaty agreements.

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

Paul Kawika Martin, senior director of policy and political affairs at Peace Action, told Common Dreams that any expansion of America's already "excessive" nuclear arsenal would "take funds away from true security needs and other taxpayer priorities like job creation, education, and infrastructure".

"I never said that", he said during a news briefing with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Stelter added that the NBC News story about Trump's nuclear comments had multiple sources, and that making up sources rarely happens in journalism. "But when they said I want 10 times what we have right now, it's totally unnecessary, believe me, because I know what we have right now".

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NBC News reported that Trump told his top generals that the US military's nuclear arsenal should be beefed up by a factor of ten, an observation that shocked senior military officers.

Mr. Trump said that NBC News' reporting is "Pure fiction, made up to demean" and compared it to CNN, which he has previously also criticized and labeled as "fake news". "Bad for Country!", Mr Trump tweeted early Wednesday, US time.

The president's suggestion is unlikely to do much to ease his frustrations. Comcast, which owns NBC, owns several licenses in major markets such as NY and Los Angeles.

"Under deregulatory measures that Republicans successfully pushed over the past generation, challenging a license on the grounds that coverage is unfair or biased would be extremely hard", the newspaper reported.

By saying he wants to modernize the nuclear force, Trump is referring to moving ahead with a plan he inherited from the Obama administration to develop, build and field new submarines armed with nuclear missiles; new nuclear-capable bomber aircraft and a new fleet of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. Schatz raised the possibility of the White House interfering with the FCC's affairs and questioned Chairman Pai about any inappropriate contact the FCC may have had with the White House.

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