Fake news media is 'opposition party' & bad for America - Trump
Trump has long rallied against so-called "fake news," branding some of America's largest media outlets, including CNN and The New York Times, as such.
THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY. It is very bad for our Great Country....BUT WE ARE WINNING!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
His tweet comes amid reports that almost 343 news outlets will be publishing coordinated editorials on Thursday which denounce the US president's "dirty war" on the press. The movement was initially pushed by the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe, which was sold to the the Failing New York Times for 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS (plus 800 million dollars in losses & investment), or 2.1 BILLION DOLLARS, was then sold by the Times for 1 DOLLAR. Now the Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press. PROVE IT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
On Thursday afternoon, the Senate unanimously approved a symbolic resolution proposed by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and sponsored by Minority Leader Chuch Schumer (D-New York), declaring that “the press is not the enemy of the people” and condemning attacks on the “institution of the free press” and “efforts to systematically undermine the credibility of the press” as an attack on the “democratic institutions of the United States.”
Trump’s war on the media has been controversial since it began, with many claiming he is trying to censor the free press. He has skipped both White House correspondents’ dinners that have taken place during his presidency, and the White House even went so far as to ban a CNN reporter from a press event last month, claiming she asked “inappropriate questions.” In February 2017, shortly after he came into office, Trump banned reporters from CNN, the BBC, and the Guardian from an off-camera press briefing.
There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is that the Press is FREE to write and say anything it wants, but much of what it says is FAKE NEWS, pushing a political agenda or just plain trying to hurt people. HONESTY WINS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
He has also accused the “fake news media” of taking part in a “phony Russian witch hunt” regarding unsubstantiated claims that Trump colluded with Moscow during the 2016 presidential election.
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