‘Creeping fascism — this is not a drill’: Internet freaks out over Trump threatening to shut down NBC
Donald Trump makes a pointing gesture toward the media during a speech to a large crowd at a Thank You tour rally held at the Giant Center (Shutterstock)

President Donald Trump threatened to revoke NBC's broadcast license after the network reported he asked for a dramatic increase in nuclear weapons.

NBC News reported Tuesday morning that Trump asked for a tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during the same July 20 meeting that prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call the president a "f*cking moron," which the same network first reported last week.

Trump responded by threatening to punish the network, which broadcast his reality show "The Apprentice" and invited him to host "Saturday Night Live" during the Republican primary.

Twitter users responded in horror and warned Trump's response signaled a dark new chapter in presidential history.