Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Trump Admits He Calls All Negative News 'Fake'

Trump Admits He Calls All Negative News 'Fake'

"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)", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Aside from likely being against the First Amendment, and the public's right to know what the White House is doing - or at least, what it says it's doing - the move could be the best thing that ever happened to the legitimate media's coverage of the White House.

Trump's tweet exposes the veneer shrouding his "fake news" criticisms, confirming that he believes any negative news about him, regardless of its veracity, is fake. Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt?

Trump previously threatened to end the practice of holding press briefings "for the sake of accuracy" in May 2017, as he faced criticism over his administration's misrepresentation of the decision to fire FBI James Comey.

During his presidential bid, Trump's campaign temporarily banned several news organizations from his rallies, including The Washington Post, citing dissatisfaction with the coverage.

Percentage-point difference aside, that's not the first time the center has found a shockingly large percentage of negative news aimed at the president.

On Wednesday afternoon, Acosta confirmed to CNN host Wolf Blitzer that the White House had not yet revoked his press credentials.

The WHCA itself came under fire late last month after Talev issued a statement denouncing comedian Michelle Wolf's performance at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

"Some may excuse the president's inflammatory rhetoric about the media, but just because the president does not like news coverage does not make it fake", she said.

The tweet was standard fare for Trump in some respects.

It's important to note that the negative coverage to which Trump referred does not necessarily mean the news is "fake".

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