Trump Threatens TV Networks With Loss of Licenses Over Report That He Wants Ten-Times More Nukes, Which He Says Is Fake News

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President Trump has denied calling for a ten-fold increase in nuclear weapons. Trump made a comment about whether FCC licenses should be taken from NBC television stations after the network published a story on Wednesday saying he had done so in a meeting with military and security officials. Last December, Trump tweeted: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” -GEG

Incensed by a story detailing how he wanted to drastically increase the country’s nuclear arsenal, President Trump seemed to challenge the freedom of the press, saying it was “disgusting” that the media could “write whatever they want to write.”

“People should look into it,” he told reporters Wednesday.

Still, he claimed that he was not calling for restrictions on the press. He merely wants the press to “speak more honestly.”

“I’ve seen tremendously dishonest press,” he said.

His comments came hours after he charged that NBC and other news networks should have their licenses challenged.

“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!” the president tweeted that morning.

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