Trump Uses Lauer Exit to Target Comcast-NBCU Execs

President suggests anchor's dismissal legitimizes his 'fake news' attacks on press 11/29/2017 9:38 AM Eastern

President Donald Trump has leapt on the news of Today co-host Matt Lauer's dismissal by NBC as further "evidence" of the "fake news" brand he has applied to news outlets the president dislikes.

The President recently renewed his attacks on the press with a vengeance, and doubled down yet again Wednesday (Nov. 29). In a pair of tweets following the news that NBC had fired Lauer following allegations of sexual misconduct, the President asked when top Comcast-NBCU executives would also be fired for putting out "fake news," mentioning specific names.

Trump followed that tweet up with a second one aimed at a favorite target, MSNBC.

Lauer is just the latest in a string of high-profile figures to face allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and/or assault.

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