President Trump is striking down reports which allege that he commanded the military to boost the number of nuclear weapons the U.S. has in its arsenal, by ten times the number it is currently sitting at.
In a recent exclusive that was said to be informed by three officials who were reportedly around at the time, NBC News spares details about a high stakes meeting Trump had with top military brass in July. The Commander-In-Chief and his generals discussed several issues having to do with international relations and they also covered the current status of Pentagon and the might of U.S. forces. After being shown a chart that displayed the U.S.'s gradual decrease of nukes, the President is said to have raised a request for an expansion of the stockpile so that it could match its peak of around 32,000 (recorded in the 1960's).
Following a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, October 11, Trump addressed the report before the press, calling it "fake news," before setting out to set the record straight. “I never discussed increasing it. I want it in perfect shape. That was just fake news by NBC,” he said. “We don’t need an increase. But I want modernization and I want total rehabilitation. It’s got to be in tip-top shape.”