Newspapers, Trump Spar Over "Fake News" Charges
More than 300 newspaper editorials denounced his recent attacks
President [Donald] Trump called the news media the “opposition party” on Thursday, the same day hundreds of newspapers across the country published editorials defending the freedom of the press in the United States.
“THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY. It is very bad for our Great Country….BUT WE ARE WINNING!,” the president posted on his Twitter account.
More than 300 newspapers – in major metropolitan areas and small towns and in red states and blue – wrote editorials denouncing Trump’s attacking the news media as “the enemy of the people.”
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