US Prez Trump breathes fire at news net­works

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has threat­ened to take ma­jor Amer­i­can news net­works off the air over a story about his nu­clear pol­icy, ac­cus­ing them of in­dulging in “fake news”.

Trump and his aides have re­peat­edly used the term “fake news” to cast doubt on crit­i­cal me­dia re­ports, of­ten with­out pro­vid­ing ev­i­dence that the re­ports were un­true.

Trump was up­set af­ter NBC News re­ported he wants a ten-fold in­crease in the nu­clear arse­nal. “With all of the fake news coming out of NBC and the net­works, at what point is it ap­pro­pri­ate to chal­lenge li­cense?” he said.—

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