Апреля 20 2018

Donald Trump tweet suggests that FCC should take NBC off the air

Апреля 20 2018, 10:16 | Rex Rios

Donald Trump tweet suggests that FCC should take NBC off the air

Donald Trump tweet suggests that FCC should take NBC off the air

An NBC News report about Trump asking for more nuclear weapons - which reportedly is what pushed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call Trump a "moron" this summer - instigated Trump's most recent Twitter attacks on the media. Trump said he believed the report of Tillerson's insult was "fake news" but nevertheless challenged Tillerson to an IQ test during an interview with Forbes published earlier this week.

President Donald Trump weighed challenging networks' broadcast licenses Wednesday after NBC News reported that he pushed for a large-scale increase in the US nuclear arsenal earlier this year.

After the briefing, the secretary of state is alleged to have called Trump a "moron", although Rex Tillerson's spokeswoman has denied that allegation. "With the fake news that's out there - and granted, it doesn't always come from NBC - it's worthwhile to have a chance about what's right and what's wrong".

President Donald Trump boards Marine One on Friday at the White House. We won't need an increase but I want modernisation and I want total rehabilitation. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, of Denver, said Trump's suggestion was very bad for the country.

NBC News reported that Trump told his top generals that the US military's nuclear arsenal should be beefed up by a factor of ten, an observation that shocked senior military officers. "Pure fiction, made up to demean", Trump tweeted.

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"Right now, we have so many nuclear weapons I want them in ideal condition, flawless shape".

After Trump's remarks to the press, CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter reacted by saying that the president is indeed calling the media "disgusting" and the "idea of a free press disgusting". I want them in ideal condition, flawless shape.

While Trump's relationship with the press likely represent a new low among presidents in the modern era, there are parallels. Instead, licenses are issued to local stations. The Los Angeles Times reported that NBC and other networks don't hold licenses that cover their entire networks.

"If I walked down this hallway and asked, I don't think I'd find one media person who voted for Trump, and he got 45% of the national vote", Rep. Dave Brat, a conservative Virginia Republican, told TIME in the Capitol Building on Wednesday.

As a businessman and candidate, Trump frequently threatened to sue news organizations over unflattering coverage.

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