(This report is a follow-up to USA Herald’s earlier coverage of President Trump’s tweet suggesting the revocation of “fake news” credentials.)
An Overview of the White House’s “Commitment” to the Free Press
On Wednesday morning, President Trump sent out a scathing tweet regarding the mainstream media. Within the aforementioned tweet, he accused the “fake news” of “working overtime.” The President moreover suggested “taking away” the credentials of said fake news. Many Trump critics seized the opportunity to blast the President as a result of this.
The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
The foregoing tweet also came up during yesterday’s daily White House press briefing. When asked about the matter by a reporter, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders affirmed the Trump administration’s willingness to work with the media: