On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump questioned the “fake news” media for their negative bias against him and questioned if their press credentials should be taken away.
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“The Fake News is working overtime,” he tweeted. “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).”
He then posed the question whether their credentials should be taken away and asked, “Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt?”
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
Naturally, people weren’t too happy with his tweet and reacted accordingly:
This is SO revealing. For Trump, negative news = fake. Which, of course, isn’t true. https://t.co/cbXCi1tWoh
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 9, 2018
Interesting to see him confirm that when he calls something “fake” it just means that he doesn’t like it–nothing more. https://t.co/NCbZK5WyGX
— Thomas E. Ricks (@tomricks1) May 9, 2018
silencing the media as a way to stop questions about matters of national security? at least he posed it as a question… https://t.co/KW9CsGX2sO
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 9, 2018
Congratulations on NK. Now about your anti-American agenda including your war against the media. You want to pull our credentials and jail us. No wonder you can negotiate with NK. You act like a despot and lie to me often. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/bhiz0lJ1oP
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) May 9, 2018
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) May 9, 2018