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Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump's nuclear arsenal

Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump's nuclear arsenal

So, the media are making it out like President Trump is completely out of control with regard to North Korea. In addition, the ongoing nuclear modernization plan - which dates back to the Obama administration and will take decades to complete - would not have notched achievements in six months sufficient to be characterized as "far stronger and more powerful than ever before".

"The Pentagon determined in 2013 that we have a third more nuclear weapons than are necessary for deterrence", he said, which is why the U.S. is in the middle of a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) - a process "to determine what the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. security strategy should be", according to the Defense Department.

Trump tweeted Wednesday: "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal".

The North is threatening the United States with the prospect of a nuclear-armed long-range missile, and Sen.

Trump also retweeted a poll - from a mysterious Twitter account called Progress Polls - that showed 61% of respondents saying he is a better President than Obama.

Senator Dianne Feinstein said isolating the North Koreans has not halted their pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Trump's approval rating in the daily Gallup presidential tracking poll now stands at just 37 percent.




For those who didn't live through the Cold War, it's the first time the threat of nuclear attacks has seemed possible, with North Korea announcing a detailed plan to launch ballistic missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam.

"Alright, we already know that they want us to think that Donald Trump is some sort of Russian puppet". He said that if the threats do not cease, the country will face consequences.

Kim Jong Un, leader of the North Asian country, has made repeated threats against the US. Part of this commitment is to be sure that American ally South Korea is not destroyed, especially when the US allowed North Korea to have a nuclear weapon.

"We need to focus on the missile defense systems that we have in place".

The same strongman posturing has also been behind Trump's dismissal of the Obama-era "strategic patience" approach to North Korea as so much politically correct code, even if, as some pundits have observed, the same policy has been mostly maintained behind the scenes. Lindsey Graham says Trump isn't going to just "contain the threat".

Indeed, Trump tweeted Friday that U.S. Graham said it is a necessary change.

Because I've not heard from one Democrat for political reasons step up and talk about a national problem, a national crisis.


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