Oct 12, 2017
In the latest flap between President Donald Trump and the mainstream media the president has accused NBC News of “fake news”. This stems from an NBC claim that during a meeting with the country’s top military leaders Trump called for a “tenfold” increase in America’s nuclear arsenal. The report was based on the usual unnamed sources, and was flatly denied by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis who was present for the entire meeting.
The president also wondered in the tweet if NBCs broadcast license could be revoked, but did not actually threaten to do that. In any case he does not have the power and networks do not have to be licensed.