Washington: US President Donald Trump has called American journalists “unpatriotic” as he accused the “dying newspaper industry” of putting lives at risk by their reporting. He accused the media of wrongful coverage.
“90% of media coverage of my administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving, it’s no surprise that confidence in the media is at an all time low!” Trump said.
“I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the dying newspaper industry. No matter how much they try to distract and cover it up, our country is making great progress under my leadership and I will never stop fighting for the American people!” he said, alleging that “the failing New York Times and the Amazon Washington Post do nothing but write bad stories, and they will never change”.
When the media – driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome – reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic! Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news accurately. Donald Trump, US President
Anti-press attacks are dangerous: NY TIMES
The publisher of the New York Times said on Monday that he has warned US President Donald Trump in a White House meeting that the President’s escalating attacks on the news media are ‘dangerous and harmful to the country’ and ‘will lead to violence’.
Ex-DON aide to go on trial in Russia probe
- Paul Manafort on Tuesday will become the first of Trump’s ex-aides to go on trial, accused of bank and tax fraud by federal investigators probing Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
- The trial could yield politically damaging headlines about a man who ran Trump’s campaign and attended a meeting with Russians.
(With agency inputs)