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Trump threatens to shut down NBC

  • Published at 09:42 pm October 11th, 2017
Trump threatens to shut down NBC

US President Donald Trump has again blasted NBC News in a tweet, criticising what he says is their “fake news” and questioning whether their license should be revoked.

Trump slammed the network for a news report that said the president asked for a tenfold increase in the US’s nuclear weapons.

He also berated NBC several times last week after the network reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the president a “moron”.

NBC News reported on Wednesday that Tillerson “was on the verge of resigning,” this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House.

"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!" Trump said in a Wednesday tweet at 9:55am ET.

As a real estate tycoon, Trump was host of the NBC reality TV show "The Apprentice."