Sen. Schatz on Trump's Threat to NBC

Trump Proves He Is A Moron With Empty Threat To Cancel NBC’s Broadcasting License

After suggesting last week that American media outlets should be investigated by Congress, President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to threaten NBC's broadcast license over the network's reporting on tensions between the President and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Conway delivered her comments shortly after Trump posted tweets criticizing NBC in response to the network's report that he'd asked for a tenfold increase in the USA nuclear arsenal this past summer. "Pure fiction, made up to demean", Trump tweeted.

The President's denial was buttressed by a statement from his defence chief.

During the meeting, the president was shown a slide that depicted the decrease in USA nuclear weapons that started in the late 1960s, the news station reported.

MSNBC reported in 2016 that as a candidate, Trump asked a foreign policy adviser three times in a one-hour meeting why the United States could not deploy its nuclear weapons.

After the meeting in July, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to Trump as a "moron", according to NBC.

"General Mattis put out a statement, or is putting out a statement, saying that was fake news, that it was just mentioned that way", he said.

"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our US nuclear arsenal", Trump wrote.

"This kind of erroneous reporting is irresponsible", Mattis said, according to Reuters. USA news reports have painted the relationship between Trump and Tillerson as tense.

"The whole point of the First Amendment is to make sure the government can't stop speech before it happened and the government can't censor speech because it disagrees with what that speech says".

NBC reported that Trump's reaction over the nuclear stockpile came after senior advisers showed him information charting its steady decline in numbers since the 1960s during the meeting at the Pentagon in July.

Trump said that, in his opinion, the press was making up their anonymous sources.

As Politico points out, the FCC licenses individual stations not networks though NBC's parent company, Comcast, does own a number of stations. I don't know, big guy, maybe after you finish suing the women who accused you of sexual misconduct - which should coincide with that lawsuit you threatened to file against the New York Times for daring to report on the women's accusations.

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