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Trump Acts Like A Sociopath In Meeting With Justin Trudeau, Says Media Is ‘Disgusting’

Donald Trump just said it is “disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write” during remarks from the Oval Office, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sitting by his side.

Trump was asked about a report from NBC News that claimed he’d sought to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Trump called the report “fake news” and said a ten-fold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal would be “totally unnecessary” and that he merely wants U.S. weapons programs to be in “tip-top shape.”

“It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write,” Trump said.

Trump’s remarks follow a series of tweets in which he suggested pulling NBC’s broadcasting license.

In recent days Trump has also questioned why the Senate Intelligence Committee is not investigating mainstream news outlets for peddling “fake news.”

Here are Trump’s full remarks. Note Justin Trudeau’s remarks.

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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