Preet Bharara, former US Attorney and a known critic of US President Donald Trump, mocked him for trying to threaten news networks. Bharara was appointed by Barack Obama as US Attorney for Manhattan where he served for many years before being fired by Trump this March, a fact that Bharara has mentioned in his Twitter bio.
While replying to a tweet where Trump indicated he might challenge broadcast license of media houses, Bharara quipped, "Adult day care shift alert, please report for duty", in an apparent reference to Republican Senator Bob Corker, a supporter-turned-critic of Trump, who has called the US president a political novice whose outbursts have become so routine that the White House has become an adult day care centre.
Adult daycare shift alert. Please report for duty. https://t.co/NgAP03X4xp
It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.
Hey @AjitPaiFCC can we get a ruling? https://t.co/NgAP03X4xp
While dismissing the row if Tillerson really called him a moron, Trump said in an interview yesterday, "I think it's fake news, but if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win." And today, in a series of tweets, he complained that the NBC report was "pure fiction, meant to demean.
Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!