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    Trump Derides Free Press After Denying NBC Report

    He wants it fair and balanced. President Donald Trump chastised NBC for reporting that he wanted to expand the country’s nuclear arsenal tenfold, denying the report and calling it “frankly disgusting” that the press is allowed to write “whatever they want.” Trump said he wasn’t calling for limits on constitutionally protected press freedom, but later insisted on Twitter that critical networks’ licenses “must be challenged.” The FCC issues licenses to individual stations, not networks, and the revocation of licenses is extremely unusual — and, most analysts believe, unlikely.

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