‘Read The First Amendment’: Twitter Condemns Trump’s Threat to NBC

After NBC News reported Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Donald Trump a “moron” for  requesting to expand the country’s nuclear arsenal tenfold, the president took to Twitter to call the story “fake news” and even threaten the network’s FCC “license.”

The president’s justification for such an outrageous threat was his claim that NBC’s recent reporting is “bad for country!”

After tweeting this, many journalists responded that Trump’s most recent Twitter spat was a threat to the First Amendment — the kind of threat you would hear from an authoritarian regime like North Korea. The president’s tweets attacking NBC managed to bring many conservative, liberal, and mainstream pundits together in universal defense for freedom of the press.

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