Trump on reports he sought expanded nuclear arsenal: “It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want”

Trump labeled NBC News report “fake news,” suggested “people should look into” unfavorable press coverage

From the October 11 edition of MSNBC Live With Katy Tur:

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REPORTER: Do you want to address the nuclear arsenal?

DONALD TRUMP: No, I never discussed increasing it. I want it in perfect shape. That was just fake news by NBC, which gives a lot of fake news lately. No, I never discussed -- I think somebody said I want ten times the nuclear weapons that we have right now. Right now, we have so many nuclear weapons. I want them in perfect condition, perfect shape. That's the only thing I've ever discussed. [Secretary of Defense] Gen. [James] Mattis put out a statement, or is putting out a statement, saying that that was fake news, that it was just mentioned that way. And it's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it.​​


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