Trump reacts to Lauer firing with new blast at ‘Fake News’
WASHINGTON » President Donald Trump quickly responded to the firing of “Today” show host Matt Lauer on Wednesday, saying executives at NBC and Comcast should be “fired for putting out so much Fake News.”
Trump tweeted: “Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.’ But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News.”
He then called out the NBC News chairman, adding: “Check out Andy Lack’s past!” It was not immediately clear what that comment referred to. NBC declined to comment on Trump’s tweets.
In other misconduct news, Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” said Wednesday that he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of what the network called improper behavior. Keillor said he had put his hand on a woman’s bare back when trying to console her.