Trump says he hopes not to have to use USA nukes

Trump says he hopes not to have to use USA nukes

President Trump boasted on Wednesday that he had made USA nuclear weapons more powerful.

When host Tim Russert pushed back against the idea of military action against North Korea, Trump insisted that it was better to consider striking early rather than wait for North Korea to get stronger.

Trump's heated rhetoric comes as his secretary of state seeks to downplay the words. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before. While it's unclear what Trump might have first said to associates in private just after taking office, his first concrete actions did not address the United States's nuclear arsenal.

While Reif says that the United States now possesses a nuclear arsenal that's more than adequate for defense needs-boasting some 4,000 nuclear warheads, close to half of which are now deployed at various bases-it's also not true that the arsenal is "stronger and more powerful than ever before".

He seems to be making it clear. when he said Tuesday that further threats by North Korea would be met by "fire and fury", he was talking nuclear bombs.

Rubio's defense of the President's comments is at odds with the opinions of some of his colleagues in the Senate - including Republicans - who criticized Trump for the harsh rhetoric.


The Minister for Justice has hit out at the language used by the leaders of North Korea and the United States as tensions continue to rise. "The only time our posture goes up is based on facts, not because of what Kim and Trump say to each other", the official added.

That was the year the president, who at the time was just a businessman of course, appeared on NBC's Meet the Press and talked about what he'd do if he was commander-in-chief. "Let's never forget that", Bolton said in the tweet that Trump retweeted. Another included a video clip of Trump vowing to respond to North Korean threats with "fire and fury".

And in an interview with BBC radio on Thursday, audio of which was obtained by The Washington Post, Gorka dinged Tillerson when asked about the Secretary of State's attempts to calm things down. Tillerson said Wednesday as he returned from an Asia trip he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat".

Trump's unexpected remarks prompted North Korea to respond by saying it was considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

He insisted that nothing has changed over the past 24 hours that would make a military response to the dispute more likely adding that "the American people should sleep well at night".

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