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    President Tweets “Challenging NBC FCC License

    Does this fall under ‘Presidential power?”

    Trump: 'Fake NBC News' nuke story 'pure fiction' | TheHill
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    Re: President Tweets “Challenging NBC FCC License

    "I don't like what this particular press says about me, so let's prevent this press from existing."


    Sure, I see no problem with this....

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    NBC has been reporting all morning of the detail of this. Apparently Trump looked at a slide presentation on the history of nuclear arms and took great interest in how many nukes the USA had in the Sixties or early Seventies. Supposedly the number was nine or ten times the 4,000 that we have today. Trump looked at that number and expressed that he would like to have that many today and asked about the possibility of it.

    This is going to come down to how one defines the issue and if Trump can be proven to actually have said "I DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WANT TO INCREASE THE NUCLEAR ARSENAL OF OUR NATION BY TENFOLD.

    Anything less will be said to be failure to prove the NBC story and will be called fake news by Trump and his toadies.

    Of course, part of this story is that this was the meeting where Tillerson called Trump a moron after it ended. Remember how Trump said that was fake news just a few days ago? And then he did all but accept it when Tillerson refused to deny it and Trump then used the name to challenge Tillerson to a IQ contest.

    So much for fake news.

    The same will happen with this.
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    Re: President Tweets “Challenging NBC FCC License

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Does this fall under ‘Presidential power?”
    Trump: 'Fake NBC News' nuke story 'pure fiction' | TheHill
    I had my doubts about the story.
    But if Trump denies it, the story must be true.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: President Tweets “Challenging NBC FCC License

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Does this fall under ‘Presidential power?”

    Trump: 'Fake NBC News' nuke story 'pure fiction' | TheHill
    What's sad is we are at the point where we know POTUS is a serial liar, and we also know this is an empty threat by a ignorant blowhard and a "moron." If not, a comment like this is in fact an impeachable offense - it's a direct challenge to the First Amendment, and if the public and the media took it seriously because we assume that what a POTUS says IS in fact serious, then it's a direct challenge to a free society.

    But Trump is so reckless and such a known liar that this will be shrugged off as just more of his bloviating nonsense, and all that now protects him from the consequences of threatening the existence of a media outlet for airing stories critical of Trump. It's incredible this is where we are just 9 months into this idiot's first term.

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    Re: President Tweets “Challenging NBC FCC License

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Does this fall under ‘Presidential power?”

    Trump: 'Fake NBC News' nuke story 'pure fiction' | TheHill
    No, not even close. Shutting down the media is the first step toward dictatorship.
    and it's not just NBC. Most of the mainstream media are reporting the same story. Trump is the only one saying it's "pure fiction."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    No, not even close. Shutting down the media is the first step toward dictatorship.
    and it's not just NBC. Most of the mainstream media are reporting the same story. Trump is the only one saying it's "pure fiction."
    Stop and think about it for a moment. Trumps big campaign slogan was MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. The obvious implications are that America was once great - but is no longer. So he sees a chart that shows we used to have nine to ten times the nukes we have today he of course responds like a kid looking at a shiny new toy in the display window ... I WANT THAT. Its so predictable and so Trump. Making Americas great means going back to a time of lots more nukes.... a time when woman wore dresses making it easer to grab the between the legs and hit the promised land and they knew better than to complain about it .... a time when the Mexicans we thought about were the ones who did our tile work at a fraction of US labor and helped raised out kids so we could go to the club and play golf and drink .... and a time when none of those uppity colored athletes took a knee... unless of course we asked them to get on their knees.

    This whole I WANT TEN TIMES MOR NUKES fits Trump like a custom made $3,000.00 suit on a male runway model.
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    Re: President Tweets “Challenging NBC FCC License

    Meh, he will deny it, and then in a couple of days, he will come back and admit it.

    The idiot is his own worst enemy. How the hell did we get here?

    Oh yeah - I know. By the same people who made Duck Dynasty and the Kardashians and Honey Boo Boo famous.




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    Re: President Tweets “Challenging NBC FCC License

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    What's sad is we are at the point where we know POTUS is a serial liar, and we also know this is an empty threat by a ignorant blowhard and a "moron." If not, a comment like this is in fact an impeachable offense - it's a direct challenge to the First Amendment, and if the public and the media took it seriously because we assume that what a POTUS says IS in fact serious, then it's a direct challenge to a free society.

    But Trump is so reckless and such a known liar that this will be shrugged off as just more of his bloviating nonsense, and all that now protects him from the consequences of threatening the existence of a media outlet for airing stories critical of Trump. It's incredible this is where we are just 9 months into this idiot's first term.
    He can't do away with NBC but the thought that he thinks he can is really scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    He can't do away with NBC but the thought that he thinks he can is really scary.
    His twin inclinations to be an authoritarian and to punish his indentified political enemies should send chills through the spines of every decent American who prizes freedom.
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