Trump appears to admit he can't do much about 'fake news'

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"Not fair to public!"

Trump also complained Wednesday that "it is frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write, and people should look into it".

President Donald Trump appeared on Friday morning to admit that - despite his crusade against what he characterizes as "fake news" - he really can't do much about it.

President Donald Trump escalated his ongoing feud with the media by tweeting about challenging NBC's broadcasting licenses.

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Moments later Trump retweeted another O'Reilly message, this time explicitly addressing his threat to revoke the "license" of what he perceives to be corrupt, politically motivated media outlets.

The FCC oversees licensing - it licenses individual broadcast stations, not networks specifically. Wednesday evening, less than one hour before he was scheduled to be interviewed on Fox News by Sean Hannity, the president took to Twitter to blast what he called the "partisan, distorted and fake" news networks.

And stripping a station of its license is pretty tough. After his tweet, several press freedom groups put out their own statement saying "the president should be working to uphold the values of the First Amendment, not tearing them down".

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