Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Trump threatens credentials of 'fake news' networks over negative coverage

Trump threatens credentials of 'fake news' networks over negative coverage

President Donald Trump threatened certain media outlets' press credentials on Wednesday, claiming negative press coverage of his administration was "fake".

In addition, amid reports President Trump is not happy with newest personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, Sanders told reporters the president had full confidence in the former New York City mayor.

On Wednesday, May 9, Trump wrote on Twitter that even when his administration was achieving success in the economic and other sectors, 91 per cent of the news about him was negative which he also termed "fake".

"Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt?" he asked.

In September 2017, the conservative Media Research Center released a study that said that for June, July and August 2017, 91 percent of the media coverage of President Trump was negative.

Those numbers only take a look at ABC, CBS, and NBC, and thus do not include the positive press Trump receives from Fox.

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US President, Donald Trump hinted that he was to take his battles with the news media to another level.

Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post. The president continues to hold joint press conferences when heads of state visit the White House.

In a statement, White House Correspondents' Association president Margaret Talev said that "just because the president does not like news coverage does not make it fake".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fielded several questions about the revelation that Swiss drug company Novartis and AT&T each paid Cohen more than $1 million in exchange for insights and access to the president. "A president preventing a free and independent press from covering the workings of our republic would be an unconscionable assault on the First Amendment".

Since his election, Trump has toyed with various means of curbing media access, ostensibly to remind journalists that they are, to some extent, at his mercy.

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