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President Trump again slammed NBC News on Wednesday, this time after a new report alleged Trump wanted a "tenfold increase" to the US nuclear arsenal.

On Wednesday, NBC reported that during a major national security meeting on July 20, President Trump expressed a desire to dramatically expand America's nuclear arsenal.

News said the president called for the increase after he was shown a chart indicating the stockpile of U.S. nuclear weapons had slid from a high of 32,000 in the 1960s.

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"The MOST protected form of speech under by U.S. Constitution is political speech", Scarborough wrote. "Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve". "It was soon after the meeting broke up that officials who remained behind heard Tillerson say that Trump was a "moron". However, after decades of worldwide disarmament treaties (which were signed by every president since Ronald Regan), the stockpile of nuclear weapons has steadily decreased around the world.

Mr Trump was quick to denounce the latest NBC story in an early morning tweet: "Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our USA nuclear arsenal".

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On Wednesday afternoon, NBC's Peter Alexander reported that on the matter of the First Amendment, Trump said: "It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write".

If implemented, Trump's proposal would "make Americans less safe, could cause another nuclear arms race, and would inflame tensions with North Korea and other countries", Martin concluded.

The license Trump refers to is that granted by the Federal Communications Commission.

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