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Trump warns TV networks after nuke report

Trump warns TV networks after nuke report”

President Donald Trump dismissed another NBC story Wednesday, declaring that the media outlet is as fake as CNN.

NBC reported that the president demanded a tenfold increase in the size of the nuclear arsenal during a meeting with high-ranking national security advisers this past summer.

"With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?" he asked on Twitter. In a Republican primary debate, it became clear that he had no idea what a "nuclear triad" was; he seemed confused about why the US doesn't use nuclear weapons if it has them; he has made provocative comments about South Korea and Japan becoming nuclear powers; and he's equivocated on using a nuclear weapon in Europe.

According to the original NBC report, Trump "said he wanted what amounted to a almost tenfold increase in the USA nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation's highest ranking national security leaders". NBC reported that Trump's comments were in response to a briefing slide that was presented showing a decrease in US nuclear weapons since the late 1960s.

Similarly, Trump on Wednesday denied requesting more weapons. It's unclear how Trump's suggestion would work, as only television stations are subject to FCC licensing, not the networks.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.



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