President Trump just issued another threat against the press. Trump is determined to silence his critics in the media by any means possible.
Trump’s fed up with stories about the Russia investigation. He’s also sick of the media leaking reports of confusion and hysteria in the White House.
Trump would like nothing better than to silence the press for good and become a fascist dictator. He said as much on Wednesday in a tweet and during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trump’s tired of the negative press from NBC News. He’s especially mad about the recent reports that he wanted to increase our nuclear stockpile ten-fold.
He was also angered by the report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a moron. So Trump attacked the network for daring to challenge his authority.
Trump tweeted, “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!”
This buffoon actually wants to use government power to squash dissent from an independent news organization. This fascist wanna-be wants to destroy our Constitution because the media hurt his feelings.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
Later, during a press conference with Trudeau, Trump once again threatened to destroy the First Amendment. He said, “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press can write whatever they want to write and people should look into it.”
This whole episode shows how stupid Trump is, though. The government hasn’t granted NBC “a license” to broadcast their content.
Those licenses go to individual local broadcasters. So the Trump administration would have to pull the broadcast rights for each and every one of those stations.
That’s not likely to happen, if only due to the logistics of the whole thing. So Trump’s the worst kind of dictator: a stupid one.
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Trump threatened to challenge the license of NBC news because of the network’s continuing critical coverage his administration.
He also called the network “fake news” and said it wasn’t fair that the network could say whatever it wanted.
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Many politicians were quick to denounce Trump’s horrible comments, though. Even a prominent Republican senator came out against Trump.
Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) said in a statement, “Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?”
Trump certainly has violated his oath to protect the Constitution on several occasions. He’s waged a war against the First Amendment since he first took office.
For instance, his administration banned select news organizations from White House briefings for a time. Trump’s also said that he wants people to get their news from a media outlet that he controls.
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