by Amna El Tawil
President-elect Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to express his anger that NBC misquoted his call for an expansion of the U.S. nuclear program earlier this week, despite reports to the contrary.
On December 22, Donald Trump tweeted that the United States must strengthen and expand the nuclear capability until such time the world comes to its senses regarding nuclear weapon.
The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
However, two days later, on December 24 Trump accused the NBC of intentionally leaving out the latter part of the tweet. He didn’t specify when, exactly, NBC left out the portion of this comment.
.@NBCNews purposely left out this part of my nuclear qoute: "until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes." Dishonest!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016
The initial news release featured the comment in its entirety as seen in the video below.
It remains unclear whether the incoming president was wrongly informed by his advisors and chose to react or something else happened to provoke this reaction. Since his decision to run for the presidency, media tried to discredit Donald Trump with a multitude of misquoted comments, false reports, and such. Until Trump clarifies this comment, we can only wonder what about the underlying cause.