Donald Trump’s nuke claims don’t add up


trumdDONALD Trump claims he has renovated and modernised the country’s nuclear arsenal, but experts say he’s stretching the truth. Bigly.

In an overnight Twitter post the President of the United States issued a veiled warning to North Korea over threats made against the US.

Mr Trump tweeted his first order as President was the make America’s weapons arsenal more powerful than ever — although he hoped he’d never have to use it.

The President’s tweets came hours after he warned North Korea the US would act with “fire and fury” like the world hasn’t seen before after it threatened a missile strike on a US Pacific territory of Guam.

But the suggestion that Mr Trump has enhanced US nuclear firepower has been disputed by experts who noted no such progress has been made in this area under his presidency.

According to Ashley Townshend, Acting Director for Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Mr Trump hasn’t made any such improvements regarding his country’s nuclear policy.