Trump threatens broadcasting licenses after NBC report

Trump threatens broadcasting licenses after NBC report

Trump threatens broadcasting licenses after NBC report

The NBC report comes during a time of high tension between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs, and just ahead of an expected announcement from Trump on whether to decertify the worldwide deal on Iran's nuclear programme. Schatz raised the possibility of the White House interfering with the FCC's affairs and questioned Chairman Pai about any inappropriate contact the FCC may have had with the White House.

"In suggesting that a broadcast network's license be targeted because of its coverage, Mr. Trump once again evoked the Watergate era when President Richard M. Nixon told advisers to make it hard for The Washington Post to renew the FCC license for a Florida television station it owned", The New York Times said in its report on the tweet. The notion of a leftward slant in the USA mainstream media is nothing novel - Barry Goldwater's campaign was deprecating the "Eastern Liberal Press" back in 1964 - but many conservatives believe this bias has reached a fever pitch over the last few years: particularly with regard to Trump.

"No. The press should speak more honestly, I mean, I've seen tremendously dishonest press".

President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of NBC News, threatening to go after the network's broadcasting license.

Trump's reported interest in massively increasing America's nuclear arsenal also drew widespread criticism, despite his denials.

"I never said that", he said during a news briefing with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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According to the officials present, Trump's advisers, among them the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, were surprised.

Trump denied requesting more weapons. I want them in ideal condition, flawless shape.

Which came on the heels of Trump telling a rally audience that journalists are "really, really dishonest people" and "bad people", who "don't like our country".

Trump returned to the topic later in the press conference. "That's the only thing I've ever discussed", he continued.

Some members of Colorado's congressional delegation voiced concern Wednesday morning at Trump's tweet.

"I want to have absolutely, perfectly maintained - which we are in the process of doing - nuclear force", he said. Donald Trump's statement is unambiguously un-American.

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