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Old August 10th, 2017, 01:05 AM   #1
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Fact Check: No, Trump Did Not ‘Modernize’ U.S. Nukes


Amid growing anxiety about North Korea’s nuclear weapon capabilities, President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that one of the first things he did on assuming the presidency was to "modernize" the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Twitter 7:56am Aug 9 2017 "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before...."

Twitter 8:03am Aug 9 2017 "...Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!"


But there’s no evidence that the president has upgraded the nation’s nuclear arsenal in his mere seven months in office.

What’s more, because of how Congress works, any changes the president could have made to the nuclear arsenal could not take effect before next year anyway. In fact, the arsenal Trump is boasting about is the one maintained by President Barack Obama.

Let’s break it down and review the facts.

Trump ordered a rebuilding of the American military and assessing its readiness on January 27th, a week into office. In that order, Trump called for a "Nuclear Posture Review," an analysis designed to help the new administration understand its existing arsenal and how it meets strategic needs.

Neither have any direct effect on the nuclear arsenal that the nation has today.

"Under the Constitution, Congress controls nuclear modernization as part of its power to organize, equip, and fund of our armed forces. President Trump’s requests related to nuclear weapons modernization have not yet passed Congress, and nothing he has done would even begin to take effect until 2018," said Rep. Adam Smith, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, in an email.

"The only thing he has done so far is sign a presidential memorandum requiring a nuclear posture review, but the review is nowhere near complete," he added.

Col. Jack Jacobs, an NBC News military analyst and Medal of Honor recipient, likened the president's order to Obama's efforts to close the prison Guantanamo Bay, which were ultimately unsuccessful.

"In order to make something happen, Congress has to approve it and approve an authorization bill that authorizes the expenditure of the money and, separately, an appropriations bill that directs the government to write the check for it," he said. "Neither one of those things have occurred."

Obama undertook gradual upgrades to the nuclear arsenal and he supported a $1 trillion process for modernization last year. Trump has requested a huge uptick in nuclear spending — a 11 percent increase over the current year’s appropriation. But for now those plans are simply that.

Fact Check: No, Trump Did Not 'Modernize' U.S. Nukes - NBC News

Why does he write this rubbish when it's so easily disproven ... and when he knows that there are people ready to pounce on just about any boast he makes to find out if it's (yet another) complete fabrication?
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Answer: Because he's a deranged lunatic? He and Kim Jung were struck from the same maniacal injection mold.
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The big "O" ordered a trillion dollar, "30 year" nuclear modernization plan. Chump lies were a two for. 1) He did not order the modernization plan, his predecessor did. 2) The modernization plan is still in the planning stages. The dude is a dangerous liar.
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Because his followers do not do research and are happy to drink the 'fake news' kool-aid?
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In case you hadn't heard. This started with the Obimbo administration. What Trump did was issue a memorandum January 27, 12016 to review the status of the issue.
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In case you hadn't heard. This started with the Obimbo administration. What Trump did was issue a memorandum January 27, 12016 to review the status of the issue.
Uh yeah, we KNOW that Obama started the modernization program and that Lord Lard-Ass is a liar. That's what the thread is about.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 07:28 AM   #7
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Uh yeah, we KNOW that Obama started the modernization program and that Lord Lard-Ass is a liar. That's what the thread is about.
I suppose you could say he over stated his involvement. I would agree with that. But, that does not take away from his inquiry. Trump is committed to rebuilding our military, which is a good thing, considering Obimbo's 8-years of gutting the same.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 07:31 AM   #8
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Just totally immune to facts. It is truly amazing.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 07:46 AM   #9
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Answer: Because he's a deranged lunatic? He and Kim Jung were struck from the same maniacal injection mold.
There is a well thought out SJW response. While your at it you should probably refer to the fly over states as racist homophobes.
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Building up the nuclear arsenal started with Obama - but Obama gutted the military?

Do these trumpeteers even read what they wrote before they click 'post?'
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