Trump Says NBC 'Made Up' Story Claiming He Wanted More Nukes

Elias Hubbard
October 11, 2017

His missive came shortly after he vehemently denied an NBC News report that he asked to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal. "Pure fiction, made up to demean", Trump tweeted.

President Trump continued his assault on the "fake news media" on Wednesday - suggesting it is time to challenge the networks' broadcast licenses.

In a Tweet he said: "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?"

Trump has decided that the free press is "bad for the country".

Trump made the implied threat after taking to Twitter to angrily deny reports that he had asked to dramatically increase in America's nuclear stockpile, calling it "made up". The president was reportedly incensed by a chart showing that the US has actually been reducing its nuclear arsenal since the late 1960s. According to the report, Trump referenced the peak of 32,000 warheads in the late 1960s and said he wanted to return to that level.

His reaction in the meeting was reportedly what led Rex Tillerson to call the President a "moron", although these reports have since been rebuked by the United States leader.

"My commitment to the success of our president and our country is as strong as it was the day I accepted his offer to serve as secretary of state..." Trump repeatedly attacked NBC, and other liberal outlets, as fake news.

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