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After slamming 'fake' NBC News story, Trump reignites threats against the free press

President Trump skewered — you guessed it — the free press Wednesday, claiming NBC News' report that he asked for a "tenfold" increase of the nuclear arsenal was "pure fiction made up to demean."

Trump added:

There is technically no "license" to challenge; while "journalistic license" is a common phrase, it does not refer to a literal document that can be revoked. Instead, Trump's tweet has alarming authoritarian implications that immediately sparked widespread concern:

Read NBC News' original report here.