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Trump says he wants nuclear arsenal in 'tip-top shape,' denies desire to increase stockpile

2017-10-12 08:54:33       source:CNN

october 11, 2017


President Donald Trump said that he just wants to have the US nuclear arsenal in "tip-top shape," pushing back on a report that he wanted to increase the stockpile tenfold.


"I want modernization and total rehabilitation," Trump told reporters Wednesday during an appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He called an increase in the stockpile "totally unnecessary."


    Secretary of Defense James Mattis also denied the NBC report, saying, "Recent reports that the President called for an increase in the US nuclear arsenal are absolutely false. This kind of erroneous reporting is irresponsible."


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