Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military
It was immediately after this pronouncement that Tillerson called him a fucking moron.
Needless to say, Trump went on a Tweetstorm after the story broke. Trump denied asking for a tenfold increase, which is actually correct, in the sense that he actually asked for an eight-fold increase. The story actually said "a nearly tenfold increase,"
"Officials present said that Trump’s comments on a significantly increased arsenal came in response to a briefing slide that outlined America’s nuclear stockpile over the past 70 years. The president referenced the highest number on the chart — about 32,000 in the late 1960s — and told his team he wanted the U.S. to have that many now, officials said. The U.S. currently has around 4,000 nuclear warheads in its military stockpile, according to the Federation of American Scientists."