Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Trump threatens to revoke journalists' press credentials

Trump threatens to revoke journalists' press credentials

The Trump White House's relationship with the press returned to the spotlight on April 28 when comedian Michelle Wolf mocked Sanders during her set. "Until we see that happen, we're going to continue to put maximum pressure and enormous sanctions on them". Trump ultimately tore up his media blacklist. He has also mused about changing libel laws to make it easier to sue reporters (though he has no such authority) and blames reporters for his low approval ratings. During that campaign, Trump took away press credentials from a few outlets that published uncomplimentary coverage.

"A free press must be able to report on the good, the bad, the momentous and the mundane, without fear or favour".

She then called any possible action by the president to prevent the press from doing its job an "unconscionable assault on the First Amendment".

After reports emerged that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen positioned himself as a fixer in the Trump administration, making deals with the likes of AT&T, Columbus Nova, and Novartis, during Wednesday's briefing the press corps dogged Sanders with questions about the details of how this may have affected the administration's decisions.

One of the best suggestions I heard early on in Trump's presidency was that instead of being spun - and bashed - at the White House press briefings, the major news organizations should send their interns to cover it.

She referred reporters to Trump's outside legal team.

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Last fall, the Media Research Center released a study citing that figure after evaluating the nightly newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC during the summer.

The result: Fully 80 per cent of non-'neutral' coverage about Trump was negative, and just 20 per cent was positive. How many news outlets would that impact?

On the campaign trail in 2016, Trump often banished reporters either to a far corner of the venue or kept them out altogether.

"The President did it (took questions from the press) just a couple of hours ago and has made multiple sets of remarks and will be in front of the press later tonight as well", she added.

The Washington Post hit back at Trump straight away, defending the paper's negative tone.

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