AceShowbiz - Donald Trump continued his war with the media. In one of his recent tweets, the President threatened to shut down networks that have been opposing him. He especially mentioned NBC following the Peacock's reporting that he suggested a nearly "tenfold increase" in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a 'tenfold' increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!" the POTUS denied it. He added, "Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!"
Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017
Late-night show hosts such as ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, CBS' Stephen Colbert and NBC' very own Seth Meyers have since responded. "Never is it appropriate to challenge their license," the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host stated. "I don't know, because that's what dictators do." he said. "It's like the comic book of revelations. Everything Trump says is fake is true. Everything he says is honest is dishonest."
Meanwhile, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" host mockingly showed a clip of President Trump "reaffirmed his commitment to the First Amendment." In the video, the commander-in-chief said, "It's, frankly, disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it."
"Sir, for the record, 'People' did look into it," Colbert quipped. "In fact, 'We the People' looked into it and thought, 'Yeah, they should write whatever they want.' You should read it some time."
Of the President's threat to revoke NBC's license, the host commented, "Interesting question. I have two follow-ups: When is it appropriate for Twitter to deactivate the account of a President who doesn't believe in the First Amendment? Can that be yesterday?"
The "Late Night with Seth Meyers" host said during his monologue, "You're coming after NBC? Well, if they didn't take our license after that monkey hospital show, they're not gonna take it for you," jokingly referring to the NBC show "Animal Practice". He then joked about impeachment, "Are you having trouble reading the First Amendment? How about if we put it in red? Oh wait! How 'bout 'in peach?' 'In peach' is definitely the way to go."