The US Constitution is understood to guarantee press freedom, but television networks rely on access to broadcast frequencies granted by government agencies.
Huckabee's comments came hours after Trump tweeted: "Why isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country tos ee why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!"
Tensions between the United States and North Korea have intensified in recent months as the Trump administration has struggled to rein in Kim Jong-un's expanding nuclear and ballistic weapons programme.
This morning, President Donald Trump once again took aim at the mainstream media via Twitter over a story he didn't like. Mr. Trump tweeted. "Bad for country!" After viewing the chart, Trump reportedly asked to grow the arsenal to 32,000, the number it reached at its peak in the 1960s. I want it in flawless shape.More news: Classic Nintendo Game Boy Is Coming, Trademark Filing Suggests
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Such a move would abrogate key worldwide arms control treaties and upend decades of non-proliferation policy, with deep ramifications across the globe. The president said he wants the nuclear force to be in flawless working conditions. "That's the only thing I've ever discussed", he continued.
US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting in the Oval Office.
He floated the idea of revoking the operating licenses of NBC and other broadcast networks due to their coverage.
In reality, a challenge to NBC's broadcast licences would be a lengthy process involving petitions at the FCC.
By saying he wants to modernize the nuclear force, Trump is referring to moving ahead with a plan he inherited from the Obama administration to develop, build and field new submarines armed with nuclear missiles; new nuclear-capable bomber aircraft and a new fleet of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.