Trump launches absurd threat at 'fake' NBC News
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President Donald Trump defended journalist Ronan Farrow and threatened NBC News on Tuesday.

"NBC FAKE NEWS, which is under intense scrutiny over their killing the Harvey Weinstein story, is now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly unethical conduct, Trump tweeted.

"I have long criticized NBC and their journalistic standards-worse than even CNN," he continued.

"Look at their license?" he said, ominously.

NBC News does not have a federal government license, but individual NBC affiliates are licensed for the over-the-air broadcasts.

Trump once starred on the NBC TV show "The Apprentice."