Trump Launches Attack on Unnamed Press Sources
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 17:52
And then he told a story about how his friend "Jim"-a "substantial guy"-who doesn't vacation in to Paris anymore because it's not the same as it once was".
White House strategist Stephen Bannon speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Feb. 23, 2017. "They always bring up the First Amendment".
The Trump administration has been accused several times of having close ties with Russian Federation and even of colluding with Russian Federation in hacking and leaking Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails to influence the election in November. State Representative Jim Lyons was the keynote speaker. I had very little notes and even less preparation. I'm representing your country.
In his speech, he complained about spending caps put in place on the defence budget dating back to 2011.
It was a triumphal return to CPAC for Mr Trump, who was warmly welcomed by a crowd that gave him a more wary reception on his first appearance.
Trump, who said most USA media got his election polls and subsequent polls since his inauguration wrongly, claimed that he "love the First Amendment; nobody loves it better than me; nobody, I mean, who uses it more than I do?"
KEITH: The business being politics.
Tax reform is long, long overdue, and Trump may not be able to do it all at once.
KEITH: Sound familiar? Remember; this isn't today. "If they do, they're gonna have bigger problems than they ever dreamt of", Trump said. We are going to keep radical Islamic terrorism the hell out of our country.
Conservatives now hopeful that he will deliver on his campaign tagline, to "Make America Great Again". Thank you very much. But it wasn't really his crowd.
It's President Trump's republican party now.
"A few days ago, I called the fake news 'the enemy of the people, ' and they are", Trump said. "They are the enemy of the people", he said. "I'm not against the press. They take the word "fake" out". He said journalists "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name".
But as Trump knows well, naming a source doesn't mean what they're saying is true.
He acknowledged there are "talented reporters" but also claimed there are some "terrible, dishonest people" and "they do a tremendous disservice to our country". As the Associated Press reported, "Members of Trump's White House team regularly demand anonymity when talking to reporters".