Donald Trump just said it is “disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write” during remarks from the Oval Office, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sitting by his side.
Trump was asked about a report from NBC News that claimed he’d sought to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Trump called the report “fake news” and said a ten-fold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal would be “totally unnecessary” and that he merely wants U.S. weapons programs to be in “tip-top shape.”
“It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write,” Trump said.
Trump’s remarks follow a series of tweets in which he suggested pulling NBC’s broadcasting license.
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
In recent days Trump has also questioned why the Senate Intelligence Committee is not investigating mainstream news outlets for peddling “fake news.”
Here are Trump’s full remarks. Note Justin Trudeau’s remarks.
WATCH: Pres. Trump and PM Trudeau discuss NAFTA negotiations, press reports and NKorea crisis. https://t.co/MX6L6Ctf9h
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) October 11, 2017
Trump: "It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/OB7N2jrvJ3
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 11, 2017