Donald Trump went after a familiar target today in NBC and other media outlets, ramping up his attack with a threat against broadcast licenses.
The attack, laid out in a series of tweets, was prompted by a story reported by NBC News that said Trump told national security leaders last summer that he wanted an almost tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
The NBC News story can be seen by clicking here.
Trump responded with a tweet this morning saying: “Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!”
He followed up 10 minutes later with a tweet suggesting that the networks’ licenses should be challenged, which you can see below.
The threat to licenses drew a number of opposing responses, including a tweet from the Committee to Project Journalists, who wrote: “Trump’s assertion that @NBC’s license could be challenged emboldens other gov’ts to embrace authoritarian tendencies.”