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At CPAC, Trump lashes out at media

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The Hill has a video along with their report, and Trump is clearly moving into the next phase of his presidency, working hard to undermine any sources of information that reveal exactly what is going on and what he is up to. The Washington Post and Trump probably agree that “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” which is why Trump doesn’t want any reports of his actions (or words, for that matter, given how frequently he contradicts himself (or his appointed officials contradict him)).

Lisa Hagen reports:

President Trump lashed out at the press from the beginning of his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying his administration was in a fight against “fake news.”

“I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s phony, fake,” Trump said before a crowd that appeared to love the media hits.

“I called the fake news the enemy of the people. They are the enemy of the people, because they have no sources. They just make them up when there are none.”

The blasts at the media followed another damaging story for Trump.

CNN reported on Thursday that White House officials asked the FBI to knock down media stories about communications between Trump associates and Russia.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday morning blasted the CNN report as indefensible. While White House chief of staff Reince Priebus had a discussion with FBI officials, Spicer said there was nothing inappropriate in the conversation.

In his address to CPAC, Trump sought to clarify the difference between the press and “fake news media” and said he supports “honest” reporting and the First Amendment.

“I’m not against the media. I’m not against the press. I don’t mind bad stories if I deserve them,” he said. . .

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Written by LeisureGuy

24 February 2017 at 9:40 am

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