A panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program mocked President Donald Trump on Thursday for threatening to pull NBC’s broadcast license even though the network isn’t required to have one.
After NBC News reported that Trump had requested a 10-fold increase in the U.S. nuclear stockpile, the president lashed out on Twitter.
“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 wrote.
On Thursday, the Morning Joe panel couldn’t help but laugh at the threat.
“To be clear, the networks themselves do not hold federal licenses, their individual television stations do,” MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski pointed out. “Right? Only a moron would think that anyhow.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC, broadcast Oct. 12, 2017.
Rudy Giuliani whines he only has ‘five friends left’ in latest cell phone misadventure
On Thursday, the New York Daily News reported that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani accidentally complained to a journalist that he had lost most of his friends as a result of the Trump impeachment business.
The confession, made to an unknown associate named "Tony," came after he put his phone in his pocket while it was still running, thinking he had ended his call — the latest in a number of similar mishaps Giuliani has had with his phone.
Japan’s prime minister calls for nationwide closure of schools for a month over coronavirus
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country's fourth death linked to the outbreak.
The move comes as crew members from the Diamond Princess, a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined off Japan, began leaving the vessel where more than 700 people have tested positive for the disease.
"The government considers the health and safety of children above anything else," Abe said.
"We request all primary, junior high and high schools... across the nation to close temporarily from March 2 next week until their spring break."
The Constitution prohibits Trump from pardoning Roger Stone: law professor
President Donald Trump has been dropping hints for a long time that he will pardon ally Roger Stone, the man who lied to Congress and obstructed justice to conceal the truth about his efforts to acquire emails that Russian hackers stole from Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.
Corey Brettschneider, a professor of political science at Brown University and visiting professor of law at Fordham Law School, argues in an editorial for Politico that the Constitution might prohibit Trump from issuing this particular pardon, despite the fact that the president's clemency powers are generally seen as very broad.