Trump’s Threat to The News Media
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President-elect Donald Trump on Friday called for lawmakers to investigate U.S. intelligence leaks to NBC about information on Russian interference in the presidential election.
“I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it,” Trump tweeted Friday, January 6, 2017.
Trump has had an adversarial relationship with most of the media since the start of his campaign and has frequently singled out NBC and MSNBC as well as individual reporters, including reporter Katy Tur for criticism.
The criticism extends both to the network’s political coverage and its regular programming. Trump has taken offense to the portrayal of him on “Saturday Night Live,” also owned by the network, and earlier Friday criticized the ratings of “New Celebrity Apprentice,” a relaunched version of his longtime reality show with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the host.
Also, according to this article (click here to read), Trump was officially fired from “The Celebrity Apprentice” so all of these factors may explain his desire to go after NBC.