Trump Is Still Attacking NBC News Over Report Tillerson Called POTUS A ‘Moron’

President Donald Trump talks to media as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, to Marine One for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Bedminster, N.J.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Donald Trump’s crusade against NBC News showed no signs of slowing down Friday morning, with the President continuing to lob attacks at the news outlet following two unflattering reports about Trump.

In tweets Thursday night and Friday morning, Trump labeled NBC “fake news” and claimed that the public is starting to agree with him.

Trump has been on a rampage since NBC News published a pair of reports about a meeting Trump had over the summer. The network reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “moron.” NBC News later followed up with a report that Tillerson called Trump a “moron” after a meeting at which Trump said he wanted to significantly build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The reports have sparked outrage from Trump through his Twitter feed. He then escalated his attacks on NBC News and the media on Wednesday by suggesting that networks’ broadcasting licenses be challenged.

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