Scarborough: Trump's statements about the press are 'unambiguously un-American'

Scarborough: Trump's statements about the press are 'unambiguously un-American'

Joe Scarborough on Wednesday called President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE’s comments about the press “unambiguously un-American,” after the president suggested a "challenge" to NBC's broadcast license. 

“The MOST protected form of speech under by US Constitution is political speech,” Scarborough wrote. “Donald Trump's statement is unambiguously un-American.”

The president has long been a critic of the media’s coverage of him, often referring to stories about him as “fake news.”

“It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write, and people should look into it,” Trump said to a group of reporters on Wednesday.


The president’s criticism of the media has been directed toward NBC this week, after the network reported that Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonPompeo working to rebuild ties with US diplomats: report NYT says it was unfair on Haley curtain story Rubio defends Haley over curtains story: Example of media pushing bias MORE called the president a “moron," and that Trump suggested increasing the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump tweeted other jabs at NBC.

The "Morning Joe" host has been an increasingly harsh critic of Trump, and said earlier Wednesday that the destruction of the GOP will be a significant part of Trump’s legacy.