President Trump has never been hesitant to call out the mainstream media for their biased reporting, and has continually tweeted about the “fake news media.”
On CNN’s “Situation Room” program Wednesday, host Wolf Blitzer mentioned one allegation by President Trump, as he has labeled the media the “enemies of the American people.”
In February, Trump blasted out a Twitter message that said, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”
Blitzer brought up the issue with White House Correspondents’ Association president Jeff Mason, complaining that it was “dangerous” for Trump to label the media as the enemy.
Blitzer said, “Hold on. I want to get Jeff Mason back in this conversation. You’re the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, you’ve met with Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House team—have you raised the concern all of us in the news media have about the president calling us enemies of the American people? Because that is a very, very harsh statement and potentially very dangerous.”
Mason responded, “Well, that type of rhetoric is something that we have spoken about since he first said that, and many of you probably were at or watched the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and I addressed that then as well. That is rhetoric that we reject and is just not something that I think is helpful to the public discourse and it’s not, again, it’s just not something that’s true.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
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