Trump finds new ways to condemn reporting he doesn't like

President Donald Trump shown in a meeting Tuesday with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reportedly told his generals in July that he wanted a massive expansion of America's nuclear weapons arsenal

During the July meeting that led to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling the president a "moron" - another piece of NBC reporting that the White House has ridiculed - Trump was shown a slide presentation that depicted America's nuclear stockpile diminishing during the past five decades.

He continued, "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?"

"Trump is continually tweeting, and I know what he's doing and I understand why he's doing it, and his motives are pure".

Comcast was down almost 1% to 37.31 in late trading on the stock market today. This morning, apparently bothered by the latest reporting on his July 20 meeting at the Pentagon, the president went just a little further.

But Trump has ordered the Pentagon to review its nuclear posture, with the United States reassessing its nuclear assets in light of evolving threats.

A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry said last month that the more sanctions the USA and its allies impose on North Korea, the faster the nation will work to develop its nuclear weapons programme, according to North Korea's official KCNA news agency. Trump said he wanted to have that same number now, NBC reported.

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If the United States were to increase its nuclear arsenal, that could break with years of doctrine and violate global disarmament treaties that have been signed over the years by every president since the late Ronald Reagan.

"I never said that", he said during a news briefing with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

While it seems unlikely that NBC stations would lose licenses because of presidential interference, Democrats in Congress expressed concern that Trump could succeed in attempts to infringe upon the freedom of the press. The Los Angeles Times reported that NBC and other networks don't hold licenses that cover their entire networks.

President Donald Trump boards Marine One on Friday at the White House.

The agency does not issue similar licenses for cable networks like CNN and MSNBC, or regulate internet news or other websites.

By saying he wants to modernize the nuclear force, Trump is referring to moving ahead with a plan he inherited from the Obama administration to develop, build and field new submarines armed with nuclear missiles; new nuclear-capable bomber aircraft and a new fleet of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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