The mainstream media continues to dig its own grave this week as NBC published a completely false story about the nuclear ambitions of the United States.
While President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that updating the U.S. nuclear arsenal must be a priority in our modern age, at no time did the Commander in Chief ever insinuate that he was hoping to increase the number of atomic devices at his disposal. Seeing as the world, and the U.S. in particular, maintains more than enough of these weapons to eliminate any threat on the entire planet, the President’s push for preventative maintenance seems like a perfectly acceptable concern.
NBC, however, in hopes of stoking the fires of the liberal “resistance” to the President, reported days ago that Donald Trump was looking to increase the size, scope, and destructive capability of the nation’s nuclear arsenal – a piece of fake news that has reverberated around the nation and the globe at a time in which the United States faces a number of unique and unprecedented threats.
Now, both President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis cleared the air today, blasting NBC for their dangerous and delusional story.
“President Trump and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Wednesday publicly refuted an NBC News report that claimed the commander-in-chief wanted to drastically increase the U.S. nuclear arsenal, with Trump calling the press ‘disgusting.’
“On the sidelines of a meeting in the Oval Office with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump slammed the NBC report that said he sought a ‘nearly tenfold increase’ in the nuclear arsenal during a summer meeting.
“’Frankly, it’s disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write and people should look into it,’ Trump told reporters. ‘I never discussed increasing [the nuclear arsenal]. That is fake news by NBC, which gives a lot of fake news recently.’
“Mattis issued a brief statement shortly afterward saying: ‘Recent reports that the President called for an increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal are absolutely false. This kind of erroneous reporting is irresponsible.'”
Given the recent altercations between the United States and North Korea, who themselves have recently flaunted their nuclear advancements, NBC’s bizarre choice to air such blatant falsehoods could be construed as a serious threat to the stability of the national defense structure.
Should the world at large pick up these sort of fake news reports and interpret them as genuine, it stands to reckon that nations such as North Korea and Russia would look to increase their own stockpile of atomic weapons as well, leading to another dangerous standoff between some of the world’s most dangerous arsenals. NBC may very well have put the American people in grave danger with their asinine attempts to disparage the President and sell advertising through salacious headlines.