Trump questions NBC looseness over ‘fake news’

In a twitter Mr Trump said: “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what indicate is it suitable to plea their License? Bad for country!”

The President’s outburst follows last week’s NBC report that Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, had called Mr Trump a “moron” after the span discussed the US nuclear arsenal in July.

The report clearly still rankles with Mr Trump, as he also tweeted: “Fake @NBCNews done up a story that we wanted a “tenfold” boost in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, done up to demean. NBC = CNN!”

The report settled that Vice President Mike Pence had to speak Mr Tillerson out of resigning from his post given of his issues with the Commander-in-Chief.

Mr Tillerson after denied having wanting to quit, but pointedly refused to repudiate making the insult, observant he would not enhance “petty nonsense”.

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His spokesperson, however, pronounced the former oil executive would not use such language.

On Tuesday, Mr Trump tweeted that if reports of the insult were true, then he and Mr Tillerson should compare IQs, however on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pronounced he was “joking”.

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The President and his supporters have prolonged characterised their critics as being purveyors of “fake news,” mostly but any justification to support the assertion.

Whether or not Mr Trump is also joking about NBC’s licence, he is doubtful to get his way, given licences are awarded to particular promote stations, rather than to the networks which own them.

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Mr Tillerson did not repudiate job Mr Trump a ‘moron’

Comcast Corp, which owns NBC Universal, also owns 11 TV stations opposite the country.

Licences are renewed by the Federal Communications Commission on a staggered basement for eight-year periods.

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The FCC has pronounced the First Amendment “expressly prohibits the elect from censoring promote matter” and that its role “in overseeing program calm is very limited”.

Neither the FCC nor NBC have responded to the tweets, but Democratic Senator Ed Markey urged FCC authority Ajit Pai to “withstand any urges from President Trump to mistreat the news media and transgress on the First Amendment”.

He was referring to the First Amendment of the US constitution, which guarantees free debate and press freedom.

Senator Markey said: “It is inapt for the President to introduce severe broadcasters licenses given he disagrees with their coverage”.

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