Republican Senator Asks If Trump Is Recanting His Oath Of Office

Lawrence Kim
October 12, 2017

When later asked whether he wanted to place limits on the press, Trump said, "No". Officials briefly explained the legal and practical impediments to a nuclear buildup and how the current military posture is stronger than it was at the height of the buildup.

Earlier in the day, he launched a similar attack on NBC News. Pure fiction, made up to demean.

The president took to Twitter to share his thoughts about news media saying, "Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked", he wrote on Twitter. Trump tweeted out. "Bad for country". "This is risky for American democracy and requires a full bipartisan rebuke". "When coming from the leader of the free world, words matter".

Democratic lawmakers also blasted Trump's statement, asserting that the president was threatening to infringe on the First Amendment in response to coverage that he did not like. He follows by questioning the president's commitment to the First Amendment. Only local broadcast affiliates have licenses, and they have control of how they cover the president.

In the category of "There's always an opposite Trump tweet", the president commended the late disgraced Fox News executive Roger Ailes for not being intimidated by then-President Barack Obama's threats against reporters in a May 2013 tweet.

Trump then justified his request for the revocation of thelicensesofNBCNews and other networks with his claim that they are producing "Fake News".

Before a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon, Trump called it "frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write - and people should look into it".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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