WASHINGTON | Trump complains about cost of ‘uncontrollable’ arms race

WASHINGTON | Trump complains about cost of ‘uncontrollable’ arms race

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump complained Monday about how much the U.S. spends on weapons in an “uncontrollable” arms race with Russia and China, though he vastly overstated how much is spent on actual weapons, even under a budget his administration has increased.

The president said in a tweet that the U.S. has spent $716 billion this year, an amount he called “Crazy!” He said he expects to discuss the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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