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The senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Alexandra Bell, called Trump’s claims “a total lie” in her own tweet. “Modernization plans for nuclear arsenal were well underway before [Trump] came into office & his own budget isn’t passed yet,” she said in another.
“The recklessness of his nuclear flaunting aside this is nonsense,” Kingston Reif, the director for disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association, said in a tweet. “[President Barack] Obama set in motion massive upgrade plans, which [are] still being implemented.”