Cartoon house, White House briefing,White House briefing briefing,Trump briefing,FACT CHECK article The White House has launched a new war against the press, with the administration claiming the press has “perverted” its reporting to portray the president as an authoritarian and an abuser of the press.
As the president prepares to release his first major policy speech on Tuesday, the administration has ordered reporters and broadcasters to immediately stop using the term “fake news” or “fake” in their reporting, and to stop referring to Trump as an “enemy of the American people”.
“We will not allow anyone to be complicit in this kind of behavior,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing.
“We are not going to allow that.
And that includes the press.”
The president’s use of the term has angered many in the media, including many who have been critical of the president’s policy positions, including the president-elect, and the fact that it has been used to attack reporters and journalists for months has made it harder for them to report on the new administration.
“It’s an unprecedented attack on the press,” the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman wrote in a blog post.
“What is this administration doing?
What is the president doing?”
In the first presidential speech since his inauguration, Trump will say he wants to restore order and ensure that all Americans have “equal access to news”.
“I have always believed in free and fair competition, and have fought to preserve this principle,” Trump said.
“But I do not believe the press is doing a good job.
And I do think that, in this instance, the press might be doing a poor job.”
The speech, scheduled for Tuesday evening, is being touted as a “turning point” in Trump’s presidency.
“If we can’t trust the press and trust our government, how can we expect anyone to?”
Trump said in the speech, which was recorded on Monday.
“The people will be the ones to fix this.”
He called for a “new level of transparency”, calling the media “a threat to our democracy” and claiming that he had “zero tolerance for dishonesty”.
“The American people expect their government to be honest and transparent,” Trump told the crowd.
“They expect me to be transparent.”
The administration is also taking aim at the press for reporting on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which has been blamed on the Trump campaign.
“This investigation, which is being conducted by a single partisan prosecutor, is a sham,” Sanders said.
“The investigation is a political witch hunt.
It is a politically motivated, partisan witch hunt.”
Trump has also accused the media of deliberately lying about his inauguration crowd size, and has claimed that the media has been deliberately suppressing stories that contradict his campaign rhetoric.
The president has also launched a media boycott over the inauguration, accusing reporters of making “untruthful, defamatory and false allegations”.
“They should be ashamed of themselves,” Trump tweeted on Monday, in reference to the media.
“You know, you don’t have to like it, you can say whatever you want.
But you know what?
They are going to be very, very happy when I’m gone.”
The press was initially targeted for a boycott over Trump’s inauguration in January, which saw a massive crowd of more than 20 million attend the inauguration.
“I think the whole thing is going to fall apart,” the president told a crowd in his inaugural address on January 20.
“And you know, it’s going to collapse pretty quick.
I think it’s a good thing, because I think they’re not going anywhere.”
In his inauguration address, Trump called the media a “fifth column” and said the media was “a force to be feared”.
“You see this thing that’s written by the media all the time, that’s been written by some very bad people,” he said.
“You’re going to see some bad people in the press because of that.”
The first White House news briefing has been held every two weeks since January 20, when the president gave a lengthy speech to the United Nations General Assembly.