Donald John Trump fired off another in an endless string of tweets.
He writes: “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!”
I can answer that one, Mr. President. It’s never appropriate! Especially not from someone in your position!
NBC News reported that Trump wants to increase the nation’s nuclear stockpile, apparently in response to growing threats from North Korea. The president denies it. NBC stands by its story.
Trump calls it “fake news,” which has become his favorite throwaway line to disparage anything he deems negative.
What is “bad for country” is for the president to bully the media, to seek to push reporters, editors and assorted news executives around with threats against their profession.
The president needs to layer on some additional skin. It’s tough out there, man. You ought to know that. Moreover, you ought to accept critical reporting as being part of your job.