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Trump Blasts Comcast’s NBC and Calls for Firing Host Chuck Todd

  • News program apologizes for ‘inadvertent’ edit to video clip
  • Trump pressures regulators on what he calls a disgrace
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Chuck ToddPhotographer: Larry French/Getty Images

President Donald Trump said Comcast Corp.’s NBC should fire “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd in a series of tweets that invoked the Federal Communications Commission without specifying what the broadcast regulator should do.

“@FCC THIS IS A DISGRACE, EVEN WORSE THAN @NBC USUALLY IS, WHICH IS REALLY BAD. SLEEPY EYES MUST BE FIRED!,” Trump said in a tweet Monday morning, hours after an earlier tweet criticizing Todd. It wasn’t clear what action Trump was seeking from the FCC, which controls TV station licenses and has no authority over network personnel decisions.