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Mattis Slams NBC Report on Trump, Nukes: ‘This Kind of Erroneous Reporting Is Irresponsible’

Defense Secretary James Mattis put out a statement this afternoon echoing President Trump’s cries of fake news in response to an NBC News report saying Trump wants a “nearly tenfold increase” in the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

After the NBC report dropped, the President lashed out on Twitter and threatened action against press outlets:

Earlier this afternoon, Trump reiterated this criticism, saying: “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write.” He also mentioned Mattis would be releasing a statement about the imbroglio.

And minutes later, he did:

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