Gordon Smith

Trump threatens networks, saying it's 'disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want'

Trump threatens networks, saying it's 'disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want'

President Trump has threatened press freedoms before, but on Wednesday he went a step further: suggesting that television networks lose their federal broadcast licenses for what he considers “fake news.”

The president, who made his statement in a morning post on Twitter, was provoked by an NBC report that he had called for a “tenfold” increase in nuclear arms during a July meeting with national security advisors.

“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” he...

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