Trump: ‘Fake NBC News’ nuke story ‘pure fiction’

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October 11, 2017

President Trump on Wednesday forcefully denied an NBC News report that he asked to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal and suggested he might pull the network's broadcasting license.

"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!" he tweeted.

October 11, 2017

President Trump on Wednesday forcefully denied an NBC News report that he asked to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal and suggested he might pull the network's broadcasting license.

"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!" he tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, the president wrote: "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

    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

The news network on Wednesday reported the president's request, which it said shocked top military  brass and senior administration officials.

The request was what reportedly led Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call Trump a "moron."

At a July meeting at the Pentagon, the president said he wanted to expand the country's nuclear capabilities after seeing data showing the U.S. weapons stockpile decreasing over the past 50 years, according to the report.


Courtesy/Source: The Hill