Monday, 23 October, 2017

Trump wanted tenfold increase in nuclear weapons, says network

Trump threatens to challenge media's broadcast licenses Trump brings NBC's 'license' into question after nuclear arsenal report
Marlene Weaver | 12 October, 2017, 00:22

The tweets posted on Wednesday morning were apparently spurred by a report from NBC News that said Trump expressed a desire to increase the U.S. nuclear arsenal by ten-fold.

Indeed, Trump's threat seems rather hard to carry out given the Federal Communications Commission does not directly license networks.

On Wednesday, NBC News reported that Trump called for a larger nuclear arsenal during a July meeting at the Pentagon, citing three unnamed officials in the room.

He floated the idea of revoking the operating licenses of NBC and other broadcast networks due to their coverage.

Donald Trump reacted angrily on Wednesday to an NBC News report that claimed he asked the top Pentagon brass for a massive nuclear arms buildup.

She said that Trump's tweets about policy, public events, and legislative proposals are not covered enough, suggesting that other posts in his active Twitter feed receive too much attention.

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The NBC report comes during a time of high tension between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs, and just ahead of an expected announcement from Trump on whether to decertify the global deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

"I know the capability that we have; believe me, and it is awesome, it is massive, and when they make up stories like that that's just made up", Trump said in the Oval. The FCC issues broadcast licenses to stations.

"I've seen tremendously dishonest press", he said, accusing NBC of making up the story and inventing sources. Schatz raised the possibility of the White House interfering with the FCC's affairs and questioned Chairman Pai about any inappropriate contact the FCC may have had with the White House. These licenses must periodically be renewed.

NBC owns and operates stations in major markets including New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Miami; Dallas; and Boston.

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. Today, Donald Trump has threatened to do the same to NBC. "Any insinuation that elected officials could use the levers of government to control or censor the news media would represent a startling degradation of the freedom of press". Markey also called the president's challenge of a broadcaster's license "inappropriate".

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