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Trump threatens to challenge media's broadcast licenses

Trump threatens to challenge media's broadcast licenses

It states that "Congress should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances".

The tweet, posted at 9:55 a.m. ET, came after NBC News broke a story that Trump had asked for a "nearly tenfold increase in the US nuclear arsenal" at the same July 20 meeting where Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly called Trump a "moron".

The president was reacting to an NBC News report that he pushed senior aides for a major expansion of the USA nuclear arsenal.

Three officials who were in the room during the meeting told NBC News that the president's comments came after he viewed a briefing slide charting the reduction of the nation's nuclear weapons since the late 1960s.

By saying he wants to modernise the nuclear force, Trump is referring to moving ahead with a plan he inherited from the Obama administration to develop, build and field new submarines armed with nuclear missiles; new nuclear-capable bomber aircraft and a new fleet of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.

According to the officials, Trump said he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position.

Also at the meeting were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford, Vice Chairman Gen. Paul Selva, Undersecretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, then-chief strategist Stephen Bannon, then-Chief of Staff, Jared Kushner, then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and Keith Schiller, director of Oval Office Operations at the time, NBC reports. In interviews, they told NBC News that no such expansion is planned.

NBC had earlier posted a story alleging the president told a meeting of national security leaders in July that he wanted "what amounted to a almost tenfold increase in the US nuclear arsenal". However, after decades of worldwide disarmament treaties (which were signed by every president since Ronald Regan), the stockpile of nuclear weapons has steadily decreased around the world.

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"Right now we have so many nuclear weapons".

The report comes as Trump is preparing for an 11-day trip to Asia, where he will seek to bolster global support to pressure North Korea to curb its nuclear and ballistic missile weapons testing.

First of all, the FCC doesn't really investigate allegations of over-the-air untruths.

The Federal Communications Commission oversees the renewal of licenses for broadcasters. But that's a different story.

Last week the Nobel Peace Prize went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which has openly criticized Trump - and Kim - for making radioactive threats.

It sure sounds like he does. "It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and someone should look into it". But observers on the conservative side of the political divide are also beginning to wonder just what he's trying to suggest. Two people familiar with the discussion said the meeting was unproductive to the point that advisers chose to continue the talks the next day at the Pentagon with a smaller group. Bad for country!"Trump tweeted". "I mean, I've seen tremendously dishonest press". "That scares the hell out of me". "Right now we have so many nuclear weapons I want them in flawless condition, ideal state".

The FCC is an independent agency and is not supposed to take orders from the White House, even though the president is responsible for nominating FCC commissioners and selecting the chairperson.


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