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CNBC Beats Down Trump For Boasting Over Upgraded Nuclear Capabilities

The fake news media is in overdrive, trying to dissuade people from believing the United States’ nuclear capabilities have improved under Trump.

This morning, rather incredulously, Trump tweeted out that since he took office, our abilities have improved, measurably.

When the truth of the matter is, according to experts, literally nothing has changed.

Prepare for a beatdown — Trumpsters.

“Nothing has changed in the seven months since he took office. The U.S. nuclear arsenal is no more or no less powerful.”
-Kingston Reif, director of disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association

Here’s another lashing for you Trump-bots.

“Any decision that the president were to make now, or that he took in January, would take years to implement,” Jon Wolfsthal, former National Security Council senior director for nonproliferation and arms control under Obama, told The Washington Post. “I’m very skeptical of the idea that Trump believes that he has modernized or adjusted our arsenal because there have been no visible changes to it.”

Aaron Mehta, senior Pentagon correspondent for Defense News tweeted, ” … no, the president has not done a single thing to the nuclear stockpile that wasn’t already underway.”

And here is the final nail in your coffin. These plans were underway, long before Trump. In fact, they were happening under Obama.

The modernization effort includes updating, rebuilding and developing intercontinental ballistic missiles, bombers and submarines that make up the U.S. strategic delivery system and would facilitate a nuclear strike.

Despite the Obama administration committing to renewing this so-called nuclear triad, these programs will not reach completion for a decade or more, according to Reif at the Arms Control Association.

“These are all in their infancy. These are acquisition programs that are going to take 10, 15, even 20 years to complete. The majority of them aren’t going to enter service until the mid-2020s,” he said.

He will not divide us.

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28 comments

  1. riotact

    Wasn’t it Obama that announced a trillion dollar 30 year program to modernize the US nuclear arsenal?

    #MAGA
    #ORANGE_IDIOTS

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  2. Cricket

    He did destroy and replace around 30 cruise missiles. I thought about that statement as being not credible, but it is possible that there have been some upgrades in naval capability – which is the more important offensively. In any case a patriotic American would just keep their mouth shut – thus could be a matter of war.

    It is shocking how quickly the press and government employees are to throw the country under the bus just to score a point against the president on a matter that could cost American lives. This is not a game. I say fire them all – make them find real jobs.

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    • bravo

      Couldn’t agree more.

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    • macpatton

      Please show me where he destroyed and replaced 30 cruise missiles in six months. That production line with Raytheon is a pipeline that is longer than six months

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  3. sarcrilege

    Nukes are vaporware….and for that reason it’s easy to ‘upgrade’ nuclear capabilities….with beautiful language, very beautiful and powerful story. Pfft.

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  4. bennyhill

    Oh great, this Trumptard-attracting regurgitation of headline news stories is forcing Options Addict out of iBC. Nice job.

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    • bennyhill

      And why did OA ban me?? Shoot.

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    • Dr. Fly

      Jeff isn’t leaving Ibc. Learn how to read, retard.

      You are one of the very few people Oa banned — because you’re a gigantic asshole.

      But I let you fester here, because of the lolz.

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      • bennyhill

        I can read, but your political blogging attracts trash, which impacts his blog.

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        • Dr. Fly

          Political blogging is fun and ir has no affect on his blog.

          I believe you were banned from his blog for being an asshole troll, something you’re bad at.

          SAD!

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      • bennyhill

        Why am I an asshole? I may be a libtard, but come on just because I make fun of Princeton? lolz

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  5. probucks

    The winners here are companies like $CCJ because they get the well deserved attention from a sector that has been greatly ignored.

    Additionally, Trump will be forced to improve our nuclear capabilities for weapons or energy needs before he’s finished.

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  6. Cricket

    It is also true, according to the Atlantic Council, that Trump did order a full review of the entire military sourcing and supply chain security during his first days of office, This is still under way, however.

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  7. duuude

    An imbecilic waste of a nation’s treasure. However this is the world we have.

    Military/Industrial/Financial Megacorp.

    So it goes.

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  8. traderconfessions
    traderconfessions

    Your Oranged God is a fuckin’ idiot who still doesn’t understand that the president of the Uninted States can’t toss threats around like a West Coast rapper. He so comfortable with lies and exaggerations it’s scary. Come on Mueller, get yourself a monument next to Jeffferson and knock this guy out. Fun and games are over.

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    • ironbird

      The life of the self castrated TraderCon. Fuck off with the homosexual trannie talking points. Why did you do it? Testicles serve a purpose dude.

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    • Dr. Fly

      THAT’S WHERE YOU’RE WRONG, KIDDO.

      Tired of losing yet?

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      • traderconfessions
        traderconfessions

        ALL CAPS is for those who
        are unable to use words. Maybe try pictures next. Sorry you can’t keep
        up with me.

        I’m 100% correct and have been from the start with Trump. I’m like a Trump
        Oracle.

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    • Cricket

      TC This is not a joke. There are 29,000 American troops in Korea and 16,400 American troops in Guam. There are millions of Korean citizens on both sides of the DMZ who would become casualties if a fight breaks out. The United Nations voted 15-0 to support the Trump Administration, and most of the US Press only thinks about their own narcissistic, selfish egos. Damn them all.

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      • schadenfreude

        Russia and China won’t hold up sanctions in N Korea. The UN vote was for show only. Each country has strategic interest in keeping the US occupied and distracted wherever they can.

        Russia will fiddle-fuck and slow roll the USA influence wherever it can. Just look at Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.

        China will keep the trade imbalance going until silk road 3.0 is finished while they continue to build, invest and modernize.

        Trump is working hard to increase the decline in US influence around the world, and sinking to North Korea’s level of talking shit should highlight that.

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        • ferd

          As you likely know, it’s not Russia fiddle-fucking us in Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine – – it’s us.

          The Russians aren’t making us support ISIS in Syria, and they’re not making us live in Afghanistan beyond all reason, and it is our fuck-up in supporting a coup in Ukraine that caused the defensive move against Crimea. Time to cut our losses in all three places. Sadly, no pol wants the acknowledgement of a loss to take place on their watch because the average citizen if too stupid to appreciate such a move.

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          • schadenfreude

            I disagree. It has to do with Russia. Since the collapse of the communist soviet state, Russia has unfortunately devolved into a gangster run oligarchy with little interest in the western brand of liberal democracy that has been spreading since WWII through NATO. And to be sure, liberal democracy has a lot to answer for.

            That is fair enough. Surely it is humiliating going from vast Soviet empire one day to an impoverished, behind the rest of the world Russian federation the next.

            Clearly Putin wants to ‘cock block’ the US / NATO expansion wherever they can. Selling RPG’s to Taliban’s, protecting deep water ports in Syria / Ukraine, you name it.

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  9. gappingandyapping
    gappingandyapping

    BTMFDCL!

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  10. gappingandyapping
    gappingandyapping

    And before any of you faggots forgot, Bill Clinton fixed the whole North Korea problem in the 1990’s with his “political deal” that would stop the norks from getting nuclear weapons. Membah dat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TcbU5jAavw

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    • chuck bennett

      So what happened?

      those nukes and the delivery systems have nothing to do with Clinton , Bush or Obama. I see your point.

      Sure he fixed it dum dum. What a nice little mongoliod you are.

      Regards

      Chuck Bennett

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  11. soupbone

    I doubt he lies. I can imagine there is a massive arsenal that has been placed in the Korean arena since a few months now. Not to mention the Syrian arena. So I suppose the context of the statement is importantly left out.

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