Trump’s Threat to Freedom of Speech & Democracy

Trump suggests challenging TV network licenses over ‘fake news’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump suggested challenging licenses for NBC and other broadcast news networks following reports by NBC News that his secretary of state had called him a “moron” after a discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Here’s how Trump has threatened the media

Trump Wants To Change Libel Laws So People Can’t Criticize Him

 

Robert Reich explains Authoritarianism and Trump’s threat to Democracy

Video description: Robert Reich explains how Donald Trump’s authoritarian approach to rule is at odds with American democracy, and the fundamental ideals upon which this country was founded. Reich views Trump’s behavior as something which is a menace to traditional American freedoms and democracy, itself

 

Trump attacks on the press out of an authoritarian playbook

Trump continues to denounce the media as “fake news” – which, as Republican Sen. John McCain says, is how dictatorships start.

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