Donald Trump has been consistently attacking the media, and his hyperbole reached a frenzy point Friday when he said the media is “the enemy of the American people.”
While the president has been hypercritical of the news media, until now, he has not gone on record as saying the media is an enemy of the country. He seems to take issue with the media not being his public relations machine but rather doing its job as the watchdog of society, providing important information to the public on an administration that has had a rocky first four weeks.
I have a lot more thoughts forming on this and why it’s extremely dangerous, but I will say that making a declaration such as this is essentially censure and it could lead to actual censorship.
This man has got to be stopped.