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President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at NBC News over a report that he wanted to drastically increase the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

In a series of tweets, Trump slammed the report that he had asked national security officials for a nearly tenfold increase in the country's nuclear stockpile, calling it "fake news" and suggesting that networks should have their licenses revoked.

On Thursday, the "Morning Joe" panel reacted to Trump's attacks on the press with some attacks of their own.

Joe Scarborough said Trump was "channeling Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin by calling the media 'enemy of the people.'"

He said that Trump's criticism of the press' right to free speech is possibly the most "disgusting" and "frightening" thing the president has ever said.

“It’s an attack on the media to be sure, but more profoundly, it’s an attack on the First Amendment,” Mark Halperin said.

Willie Geist described Trump's behavior as "Authoritarianism 101."

“You delegitimize the press, you delegitimize your opponents, and then you try to destroy them," Geist said. "He's saying to people who support him and to the American people, 'Don't believe your eyes and your ears when it comes to things that criticize me. Don't believe what you're seeing. Fake news! Fake news! Fake news!'"


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