President Trump says an NBC News reportÂ that he said he wanted the tenfold increase in the U. S i9000. nuclear arsenal is âpure fiction, made up to demeanâ your pet.
âFake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a âtenfoldâ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal,â Trump tweeted on Wed. âPure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!â
Fake @NBCNews made up a tale that I wanted a “tenfold” embrace our U. S. nuclear strategy. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!
â? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Oct 11, 2017
In a followup tweet, Trump wondered aloud whether or not the Federal Communications Commission should revoke the broadcast licenses for those systems â? something President Richard Nixon threatened to do to the Washington Blog post after it began investigating Watergate.
âWith all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?â Trump wrote on Tweets. âBad for country!â
With all of the Fake Information coming out of NBC and the Networks, with what point is it appropriate in order to challenge their License? Bad for nation!
â? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
A spokeswoman for NBC News failed to immediately return a request through Yahoo News seeking comment; neither did a representative for the FCC.
On Tuesday night, the network documented that Trumpâs request for a bigger amass of nuclear weapons came throughout a âtenseâ July 20 meeting with high-ranking national security officials, citing 3 people who were in the room.
âAccording to the officials present, Trumpâs advisers, among them the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, were surprised,â the NBC report said. âOfficials briefly explained the legal and practical impediments to a nuclear buildup and how the current military posture is stronger than it was at the height of the buildup. In interviews, they told NBC News that no such expansion is planned.â
Soon after the meeting concluded, officials who also remained behind heard Tillerson contact Trump a âmoronâ â? the comment that was first reported simply by NBC last week.
According to NBC, Tillerson considered resigning after Trumpâs rambling, highly politicized speech to some gathering of Boy Scouts upon July 24Â and Vice President Paul Pence had to talk him from it.
The report prompted Tillerson to quickly call a hastily arranged push conference, during which he refuted the storyplot and reaffirmed his commitment towards the Trump agenda.
âThe vice president has never had to persuade me to remain as secretary of state, because I have never considered leaving this post,â Tillerson stated.
Trump subsequently called the NBC statement âfake newsâ on Twitter and required the network apologize.
In the Forbes magazine cover story which was published online Tuesday, Trump reiterated that the report that his best diplomat called him a âmoronâ was âfake newsâÂ â? but qualified the particular assertion.
âI think itâs fake news, but if he did that, I guess weâll have to compare IQ tests,â Trump said. âAnd I can tell you who is going to win.â
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