White House: Pay No Attention To Donald Trump Tweet About First Amendment

President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Tuesday

President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Tuesday

(The Hill) President Trump early Wednesday suggested taking away news networks' press credentials over "negative" coverage.

The US president first tweeted the threat on Wednesday, claiming that "despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else", most news about him is "negative (Fake)".

"I fear the future result of Trump's crusade on "fake news" will be licensing of all reporters".

Trump has always had a rough relation with the media even when he was campaigning for the presidential election in 2016, dubbing it as fake and corrupt.

One of President Donald Trump's key legislative goals appears to have fallen by the wayside as the 2018 midterms loom.

On Wednesday, "Fox & Friends" on Fox News also dedicated a segment to the purportedly negative coverage of Trump's announcement Tuesday that he is pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.

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So while Sanders holds press briefings, she does little to actually brief the press on subjects of deep concern to the American people. He has specifically mentioned The Washington Post when discussing the idea of removing press credentials in the past. "A president preventing a free and independent press from covering the workings of our republic would be an unconscionable assault on the First Amendment".

Reporters have no shortage of questions to ask the White House, whether on the President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, the secret shell company used to pay of adult film star Stormy Daniels, secret payments from Russian-linked, or whatever Rudy Giuliani just said, but press secretary Sarah Sanders frequently has little interest in answering. That removal allowed those news outlets to continue to cover his rallies, but they were not allowed at Trump's press conferences, The Hill reports.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went for the bob-and weave-routine in the press room this afternoon to some hard questions.

Trump going after the media is nothing new.

He routinely attacks the news media as "dishonest" and brands critical media outlets and reports as "fake news".

CNN, NBC and CBS - in that order - aired the least positive news about the president, each of them registering in the single-digit percentages.

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