Trump at a press conference today corrected NBC’s gross error. NBC somehow through their version of “reporting” misquoted Trump claiming he said that he wanted 10x the nuclear weapons.
Trump fed up with the constant barrage of lies, that the media keeps on broadcasting, rightfully defended himself. During a meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, he called out NBC as fake news. He then corrected the blatant lie and said the only thing he wanted was to update and ensure that our nuclear arsenal was in “Perfect Shape.”
The president’s and the government’s power in this area could be limited anyway. According to the FCC’s own guidelines, the commission only licenses individual broadcast stations, not entire “TV or radio networks (such as CBS, NBC, ABC or Fox).”
This isn’t the first time the president has blasted NBC News’ reporting. Just last week, the network reported on rifts between the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, claiming Tillerson considered resigning over the summer and once called the president a “moron.”
Both Trump and Tillerson disputed the report, which had claimed Vice President Pence even intervened to assuage Tillerson’s concerns.
“My commitment to the success of our president and our country is as strong as it was the day I accepted his offer to serve as secretary of state…There is much to be done, and we’re just getting started,” Tillerson said last week. “The vice president has never had to persuade me to remain as secretary of state because I have never considered leaving this post.”