Trump touts United States nuclear arsenal amid standoff with North Korea

Trump touts United States nuclear arsenal amid standoff with North Korea

Mr. Trump did order a review of US nuclear posture and strategy early in his presidency, but that's different from modernization and bringing old systems up to usable standards. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before. "We don't have a bigger or more powerful nuclear arsenal today", Harrison said.

On Twitter Wednesday, Trump said he had pushed to "renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal".

Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Trump's threat to North Korea "is reckless and shows a serious lack of judgment".

Rubio was among many Republicans in the 2016 presidential primary and he and Trump had a heated and at times publicly contentious relationship a year ago.

A day earlier, he vowed to meet North Korea's threats to strike the United States with "fire and fury".

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.

Gorka also seemed to suggest in the BBC interview that any further escalation of threats from North Korea would be considered acts of war.

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By using stark terms, Carafano said Trump aimed to tell "the people who put him into office that you voted for me to be a tough commander in chief and I will defend the nation".

That message has not matched up with Gorka's comments this week: the cable news fixture has doubled down Trump's saber-rattling, even comparing the current standoff to the Cuban missile crisis on Fox & Friends.

Humphrey said that Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the Presidency as soon as possible.

After Trump's "fire and fury" comment, Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the tiny Pacific island of Guam, home to a U.S. military base. But Tillerson told reporters that nothing he's seen or knows of in the last day dramatically changed the situation. Three U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the United States had not moved additional assets into the region after North Korea's threats against Guam.

Tillerson says that "Americans should sleep well at night".

White House deputy adviser Sebastian Gorka dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's reassurances that "Americans should sleep well at night" in response to escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea.

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