Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trump Claims U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been "Renovated" And "Modernized" In Six Months

Donald Trump began his day sending more saber-rattling and bluster directed at North Korea as he tweeted to the world that his "first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before..."

The problem is that every executive order given by the president is made public.

Not only has Trump not taken any action on the U.S. nuclear arsenal, but it's actually President Obama who began the years-long process of updating our nuclear weaponry.

You can't "renovate and modernize" nuclear weapons in 6 months.

And we all know it.

Well, all but one of us.

Trump's empty boasts come in the aftermath of news reports saying North Korea had developed technology sufficient to arm a miniturized nuclear device on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

In a knee-jerk reaction, Trump told the world he was ready to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea should they continue their current path.

This blind, boastful approach may work in a board room, but it's an amateur approach to world diplomacy.

The Twitterverse was quick to fact-check the president:

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