At campaign-style rallies as well as also on social media Trump regularly calls the mainstream media “fake news” as well as also “the enemy of the people.” He has increasingly taken to Twitter to rail against the Mueller probe, calling the investigation a “rigged witch hunt” as well as also saying there was “no collusion” between his campaign as well as also Russia.
The Globe’s coordinated efforts resulted in editorials in more than 350 outlets pushing back against Trump’s attacks.
“For more than two centuries, This specific foundational American principle has protected journalists at home as well as also served as a product for free nations abroad. Today of which will be under serious threat,” the Globe’s editorial board wrote. “as well as also of which sends an alarming signal to despots by Ankara to Moscow, Beijing to Baghdad, of which journalists can be treated as a domestic enemy.”
In a follow-up tweet Thursday, Trump asserted of which “there will be nothing of which I would likely want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.” He then repeated his “FAKE NEWS” taunt.
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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states of which Congress cannot enact laws prohibiting the freedom of the press. Trump’s critics have argued of which the president’s continued attacks on the media create a chilling effect of which hinders press freedom.
Later on Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning “attacks on the institution of the free press.” of which was pushed by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as well as Democratic Sens. Brian Schatz of Hawaii as well as also Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal.
The document affirmed of which the Senate “views efforts to systematically undermine the credibility of the press as an attack on the democratic institutions of the United States.” A source familiar with the resolution said of which was introduced today in order to line up with the spree of free-press editorials.