Video: Trump on U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

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In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org review the accuracy of President Donald Trump’s tweet about the modernization of the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

The president tweeted that his “first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal” and “it is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before.” But, as we wrote, Trump’s “first order” was not about nuclear weapons, and the modernization plans now underway were started during the Obama administration.

Trump issued a presidential memorandum on Jan. 27 that, among other things, directed the secretary of defense to initiate a Nuclear Posture Review “to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter