Nuclear Experts: Trump's Claims About Nuclear Arsenal Are 'Absurd'

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In a pair of tweets sent out the day after he threatened North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the president claimed that the USA arsenal is "far stronger and more powerful" than ever before.

Stephen Schwartz, an independent nuclear-weapons policy analyst and author of "Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of US Nuclear Weapons Since 1940", tweeted that Trump's claim to have significantly modernized and improved the US' arsenal was "patently absurd". "There's no point at which this statement touches reality". "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".

Donald Trump just warned North Korea. he's not only renovating the White House air conditioning system, he's doing the same to our nuclear arsenal. And even those plans, added Reif, "are still in their infancy".

President Trump on Tuesday retweeted messages blaming former President Obama for not doing enough to protect the USA from North Korea.

President Donald Trump shares a laugh with (clockwise from left) Ms.Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Secretary Tom Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Vice President Mike Pence on.

Ben Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser for the Obama administration, tweeted on Wednesday morning that it was "literally impossible" for Trump to have changed the nuclear program in so little time.

While the USA has daunting nuclear power, the Pentagon's program has been beset with morale, training, discipline and resource problems. The ambassadorship to South Korea also remains vacant.

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