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Only in America: Trump demands eightfold increase in US nuclear stockpile


NBC News is reporting the US President told his national security leaders that he wanted to increase the United States’ nuclear arsenal to around 32,000 – the same amount of nuclear weapons the US had in the late 1960s – during a July meeting.

The US currently has about 4,000 nuclear weapons in its stockpile, based on figures from the Federation of American Scientists – enough atomic firepower to destroy most of the world.

NBC suggests that Trump’s advisers talked him down from this request and the President has since denied the report – on Twitter of course.

However it’s not the first time however Trump has hinted at his enthusiasm for atomic weapons. A previous report alleged that the President has repeatedly asked military advisers why the US doesn’t make greater use of its stockpile.

Maybe he needs a history lesson?

Meanwhile a new poll shows 46 per cent of Americans believe that major news outlets invent “fake news” about Trump.

Believe me, I couldn’t make this up if I tried.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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