Fact-checking Donald Trump's misleading tweet about United States nuclear arsenal

Trump says US nuclear arsenal stronger than ever

Trump says US nuclear arsenal stronger than ever

Twenty-three years ago, when then-President Clinton threatened military action against North Korea if it did not abandon its nuclear plans, the Korean regime laughed because they knew Clinton was a weasel, afraid to take global chances.

Of course, Trump has also retweeted tweets that quote threats the president made with his real live mouth, such as that North Korea can expect "fire and fury" if the nation threatens the U.S.

Trump's distinctive speaking style has been widely imitated, most notably by actor Alec Baldwin, who often parodies the president on NBC's "Saturday Night Live". "It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before", he wrote. When Clinton sent former President Jimmy Carter as a diplomat to negotiate a deal, Carter manipulated Clinton into accepting a bad deal which allowed NK to proceed with its nuclear program without adequate US inspections.

When White House representatives were asked to justify Trump's claim of a stronger arsenal, they spoke of a January 27 executive order, which called for a "Nuclear Posture Review" - but this is a study that each of the last four presidents have conducted as well.

United States President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that military solutions were "fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". The first is to "prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons", a strategic imperative.

Trump's approval rating in the daily Gallup presidential tracking poll now stands at just 37 percent.

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North Korea had threatened to strike the USA territory of Guam in the Pacific and Andersen air force base.

Thursday on the "The Hugh Hewitt Show", while discussing the threat of North Korea, Sen.

"I think the wording of [Trump's] message sounded like it had been penned by Pyongyang", Klingner told TheBlaze. He said that if the threats do not cease, the country will face consequences.

"Since the early 1990s we've used the NY channel as a way of communicating with Pyongyang because we don't have diplomatic relations with North Koreans", said Joel Wit, a former State Department employee and the founder of 38 North, a website for expert analysis on North Korea. Lindsey Graham says Trump isn't going to just "contain the threat".

"I think the wording was over the top and distracting, as well as unhelpful", Klingner added.

Though it's extremely unlikely the North would risk annihilation by pre-emptively attacking American citizens, the escalating rhetoric has heightened concern that a miscalculation could spiral out of control and lead to military conflict - a concern especially acute in Guam, residents of the territory said. Graham said it is a necessary change.

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