President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE on Thursday called for the U.S. to "strengthen and expand" its nuclear capabilities.
"The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," Trump tweeted.
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
It was not immediately clear what prompted Trump's new proposal.
During his campaign, Trump at times proposed that countries such as Saudi Arabia and Japan should acquire nuclear weapons as a counter to Iran and North Korea, a policy that runs counter to the current U.S. stance.
The U.S. is expected to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years upgrading its nuclear arsenal.