Trump threatens to challenge media's broadcast licenses

Trump threatens to challenge media's broadcast licenses

Trump threatens to challenge media's broadcast licenses

President Donald Trump told the nation's highest ranking security leaders this past summer that he wanted to increase the USA nuclear arsenal by almost 10 times, according to a new report Wednesday.

Trump claimed that Secretary of Defense James Mattis would soon put out a statement calling the report "fake news".

NBC early Wednesday reported Trump queried USA military officials over the possibility of increasing the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile by tenfold during a summer meeting.

Trump denied on Wednesday afternoon that he ever suggested the United States increase its nuclear arsenal.

"No, I never discussed increasing it".

"We don't want the president being able to demand anybody that he's unhappy with behave in a way he requires", he added. I want them in ideal condition, flawless shape.

Conway's comments came the same day Trump launched into one of his fiercest rants yet about "fake news". Trump also tweeted: "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?"

"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our USA nuclear arsenal".

The tweet was one in a series from Trump in which he criticized the network for a story it published Wednesday stating he wanted to increase the U.S. nuclear arsenal by almost tenfold.

"I know the capability that we have; believe me, and it is awesome, it is massive, and when they make up stories like that that's just made up", Trump said in the Oval. Trump wrote. "Bad for country!" The FCC issues broadcast licenses to stations.

President Donald Trump's official portrait from Wikimedia Commons. The Los Angeles Times reported that NBC and other networks don't hold licenses that cover their entire networks.

"Under deregulatory measures that Republicans successfully pushed over the past generation, challenging a license on the grounds that coverage is unfair or biased would be extremely hard", the newspaper reported. Schatz raised the possibility of the White House interfering with the FCC's affairs and questioned Chairman Pai about any inappropriate contact the FCC may have had with the White House.

"If I walked down this hallway and asked, I don't think I'd find one media person who voted for Trump, and he got 45% of the national vote", Rep. Dave Brat, a conservative Virginia Republican, told TIME in the Capitol Building on Wednesday.

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