White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that Donald Trump has “deep respect for the First Amendment” and “a healthy respect for the press.” Spicer said that just four days after Trump tweeted that the media is the “enemy of the American people.” And just three days after Trump attacked the “fake news” media at his rally in Florida. The former reality TV show star raged about the “dishonest media” to his adoring fans who cheered.
Spicer was asked about Trump’s “enemy of the American people” tweet and tried to defend it by talking of the profound respect the amateur president has for the media.
Spicer said he had already “addressed this multiple times in the past.”
“He has deep respect for the First Amendment … and he has a healthy respect for the press,” Spicer told reporters.
But Spicer said that Trump is frustrated with the coverage of his administration. “I think it’s a two-way street,” he said.
President Steve Bannon has referred the news media as the “opposition party” and Trump backed that up saying,“I think the media is the opposition party in many ways.”
Bannon has also said that the “media should keep its mouth shut.” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has suggested that networks should fire people who are critical of Donald Trump. After repeatedly lying on appearances on various networks, Conway seems to be banned from any future interviews. But yeah, it must be the Lyin’ Media’s fault because team Trump has been caught fabricating Inauguration crowd sizes then claiming it was an “alternative fact.”
Spicer also said that Trump brought in a diverse cabinet. Lol.
Team Trump wants to censor the press if the network doesn’t give favorable coverage. Trump’s attacks on the “failing” New York Times and The Washington Post have backfired. Subscriptions have increased and a lot of journalists are now fighting back after the unusual assault on the free press from a president.
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