Donald Trump has threatened to shut down NBC and other American networks, saying that they peddle fake news.
“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!” Mr Trump wrote in a tweet.
Trump’s tweet came in response to a story written by NBC, which said that Mr Trump had sought to increase America’s nuclear arsenal tenfold after taking a look at a briefing slide that showed steady reduction of the US nuclear arsenal since the 1960s.
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
Clearly, Trump has never read the United States Constitution, specifically the First Amendment. Plenty of Twitter users were only to happy to give dotard Donald a lesson in American civics:
— HGTomato 🍅 (@HGTomato) October 11, 2017
You expect this rhetoric from an authoritative dictator, not the president of the United States. https://t.co/3t9fwLGGoU
— 🎃ndrew kaczynski (@KFILE) October 11, 2017
I take it he failed the IQ test and is lashing out? https://t.co/MC4yZH2KEz
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) October 11, 2017
But remember, the *real* threats to free speech are kids on college campuses 🙃 pic.twitter.com/YfA9u3Zrq8
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 11, 2017
— Jack Schofield (@jackschofield) October 11, 2017
— WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@PrincessBravato) October 11, 2017