In an extremely rare move for President Trump’s Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, the former Marine Corps general blasted the media as a bunch of liars following a ‘fake news’ report by NBC, reports Breitbart.
The possible lethality this lie could have resulted in is being downplayed by the Press, but they should not be allowed to get away with stoking the possibility of creating an international holocaust.
The incident started back in July, when President Trump attended a meeting with generals and Mattis to update him on the nuclear review he entrusted his Secretary of defense with.
NBC reported October 11, that when Trump was shown a slide showing the drawdown of nuclear armaments since the 1960s, the President mused about the feasibility of beginning a “tenfold increase” in the nation’s nuclear capabilities.
Sources (unnamed of course) for NBC said that attending officials were aghast by the suggestion, but that no official authorization for such a buildup was agreed upon.
It did not take the President long to call out the network’s lies.
During a press conference, the Commander-In-Chief said, “I mean, I’ve seen tremendously dishonest press. And so when they make up stories like that, that’s just made up. And the generals will tell you that. And then they have their sources that don’t exist. In my opinion, they don’t exist. They make up the sources. There are no sources.”
Trump later tweeted, “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!”
Mattis told reporters inquiring of the meeting, “Recent reports that the President called for an increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal are absolutely false. This kind of erroneous reporting is irresponsible,”
Damn right it is. Thanks to an unprincipled media, our enemies know every move we make and for the press to say the President was looking to kick weapon production into high gear would have had Russian, China, Iran, North Korea and others jacking up their manufacturing as well. The lead-up to World War One taught us where that leads.