Trump reacts to Matt Lauer firing with calls to punish NBC and Comcast for ‘fake news’
President Donald Trump reacted to news of Matt Lauer’s firing by launching yet another attack against media organizations.
The “Today” show host was fired Tuesday for “inappropriate workplace behavior,” and Trump called for the firing of executives at NBC News and their parent company Comcast for reporting he doesn’t like.
“Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,'” the president tweeted. “But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!”
Fox News has been pushing stories recently that suggest NBC News, which is led by chairman Lack and president Noah Oppenheim, passed on reports about sexual misconduct by movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
Lack has publicly sparred with Trump, the former star of NBC’s “Apprentice” reality show, over his attacks on media organizations.