Trump's unjustified boast about U.S. nuke power

Kristopher Drake
August 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday followed up his warning to North Korea against threatening the United States with a statement on the strength of the American nuclear arsenal, and an expression of hope that it would not need to be used.

When asked about Trump's nuclear arsenal tweets, White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters told reporters to refer to an executive order the president signed early on in his term where he asked for the Nuclear Posture Review. "It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before", he wrote on Twitter. "We don't have a bigger or more powerful nuclear arsenal today", Harrison said.

So while Trump may have said before he took office that the US has to "strengthen and expand its nuclear capability", not much has truly happened on that front just yet, no matter what you read on Twitter.

An adviser to President Donald Trump said it was "simply nonsensical" to think that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should discuss USA military decisions in relation on North Korea.

Rubio's defense of the President's comments is at odds with the opinions of some of his colleagues in the Senate - including Republicans - who criticized Trump for the harsh rhetoric. I just wonder when President Trump will try and claim that he too doesn't need to use a toilet or that his hair is the envy of every man, woman and child on the planet.

That message has not matched up with Gorka's comments this week: the cable news fixture has doubled down Trump's saber-rattling, even comparing the current standoff to the Cuban missile crisis on Fox & Friends.

The president's retweets about his rhetoric Tuesday come as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was urging calm.

Trump and North Korea have been exchanging escalating threats, with the North saying it was examining plans for attacking Guam. "Nothing I have seen and nothing I know of would indicate that situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours".

In an interview with BBC radio, Gorka reacted to a statement by Tillerson that a conflict with the isolated communist state was not imminent and that "Americans should sleep well at night".

White House deputy adviser Sebastian Gorka dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's reassurances that "Americans should sleep well at night" in response to escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea.

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