Fact-checking Trump's tweet on the US nuclear arsenal

Federal Times: WASHINGTON — Amid nuclear tensions with North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a fiery boast on Wednesday: His first order as president was to “renovate and modernize” the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and now it is “far stronger and more powerful than ever before.”

But is that accurate?

The tweet, perhaps meant to back down North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or rally Trump’s political base, was met with a quick backlash from arms control and national security experts on Twitter, who refuted the claims as “nonsense” or “a total lie.” This, amid boiling criticism that Trump’s vow to meet North Korean threats with “fire and fury” was not helping to deescalate the possibility of nuclear war with Pyongyang.

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