At CPAC, Trump Delivers a Journalism Lecture
- Author: Zachary Reyes Feb 25, 2017,
Feb 25, 2017, 1:22
The denial was issued to reporters via the White House pool.
Can we please not pretend Trump bashing the media is "breaking news"?
Several news organizations were allowed in, including the conservative website Breitbart News.
U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
"We invited the pool so everyone was represented. I will never, ever apologize for protecting the safety of the American people".
Trump declared he "did more than any other pre-president, they say "president-elect" because "jobs are already starting to pour back into our country".
"In Texas, most of the private property that we have in the southwest border is in the state of Texas", Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told CNN. "Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest", Dean Baquet, the Times' executive editor, said in a statement.
The White House also deploys anonymity from time to time.
"You'd think they'd fire the pollster ..."
Trump said "they are the enemy of the people because they have no sources", during an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
After laughably insisting that he doesn't "mind bad stories", Trump said that journalists "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name".
"The First Amendment gives me-it gives you the right to criticize fake news and to criticize it strongly", said Trump. "There would be no more sources".
When he was running for the White House, Trump denied reports that he sometimes masqueraded as his own publicist, using fake names.
The president then referred to terrorist attacks in France before telling an anecdote about a friend who used to love travelling to Paris every year, but has stopped because "Paris is no longer Paris". Trump himself has also touted anonymous sources to underscore his conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.
"A few days ago I called the fake news the enemy of the people", he said.
Donald Trump, addressing CPAC today, promised his administration is going to "do something about" the press, and said he wanted to ban use of unnamed sources.
Trump's latest efforts to find out who's leaking information to the media about his team being in contact with Russian intelligence officials during the election campaign involved tweeting his displeasure with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday morning for being unable to "find the leakers within the Federal Bureau of Investigation itself".
"The fake news doesn't tell the truth", he said.