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CNN on Thursday fact-checked Donald Trump with its graphics at the bottom of the screen. 

{mosads}”Trump: I never said Japan should have nukes (he did),” read on-screen text during CNN’s “At This Hour” on Thursday morning. 
The display was a reflection of the heightened efforts among media to hold the outspoken presumptive Republican presidential nominee to his positions amid his shifting rhetoric. 
 
The network has also put a focus on publicly fact-checking the businessman, with CNN’s Jake Tapper repeatedly debunking conspiracy theories Trump has entertained.
 
Trump responded Thursday by saying the network gives him “little proper representation.” Last month Trump said in a tweet responding to something stated on the network, “I no longer watch.”
Trump floated the possibility of removing U.S. troops from Japan and South Korea and replacing them with nuclear weapons in an interview with The New York Times in March. He also expressed a willingness to Japan and South Korea having their own nuclear weapons.
 

“[T]here’ll be a point at which we’re just not going to be able to do it anymore. Now, does that mean nuclear? It could mean nuclear,” Trump said. 

 

“If Japan had that nuclear threat, I’m not sure that would be a bad thing for us,” he added.

 
Trump last month accused Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton of lying about his positions, saying at a May 27 rally that he “never said” he wanted to see Japan get nuclear weapons.
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