President Donald Trump attacked the media’s First Amendment rights.
Trump was upset that NBC News reported that Trump “said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders.”
Trump denied the report, and added: “It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write.”
The First Amendment states: ‘“Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”
In addition to scolding the press’ free speech rights, Trump suggested on Twitter that he might try to censor NBC News:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017