• President Donald Trump said Friday that the US nuclear arsenal is now “tippy top” thanks to him.
  • Nuclear weapons experts said that the only substantial change to the nuclear arsenal was the introduction of the low-yield W76-2.
  • Other efforts to modernize the aging US nuclear triad began during the Obama administration and have continued to receive funding under Trump, but it will still be some time before the US military starts to see some of the new systems in the works.
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President Donald Trump boasted Friday that the US nuclear arsenal is “tippy top” thanks to him, but nuclear weapons experts told Insider that the arsenal hasn’t changed much during his presidency.

Trump told conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh that “our nuclear is all tippy top now,” adding that China and Russia dream of the weapons the US military has. Trump regularly boasts

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Mark Meadows, Steven Mnuchin are posing for a picture: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on August 6, 2020. Mnuchin said on Thursday there's still "a handful of very big issues" that House Democrats and Senate Republicans need to negotiate before securing a deal for a second federal relief package.


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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on August 6, 2020. Mnuchin said on Thursday there’s still “a handful of very big issues” that House Democrats and Senate Republicans need to negotiate before securing a deal for a second federal relief package.

Negotiations over a second economic relief bill are continuing in Washington, but Senate Republicans and House Democrats are making little progress toward a deal anytime soon.

“There’s a handful of very big issues that we are still very far apart,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday.

Mnuchin has met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer all week in hopes of securing an agreement between both sides before the traditional August recess, which was scheduled to begin Friday.

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