‘Not fair!’: Trump doubles down on claim media ‘licenses must be challenged and revoked’
On Wednesday evening, after two statements overtly challenging NBC and the media at large, President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks.
“Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!” the president tweeted.
Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017
Earlier the in the day, the president told the White House press pool he thinks it’s “frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write” after challenging NBC’s “license” for a first time on Twitter.
As Forbes noted, national broadcast networks like NBC do not have licenses with the FCC, and therefore cannot have those nonexistent licenses revoked.
Trump’s interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, with whom Trump reportedly often speaks to after the host’s show, is set to air an hour after the president’s latest tweet about network licenses.