NYD: President Trump launched another salvo in his incessant war against reporters, saying that the news media is “the enemy of the Ameican people.”
“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @Nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!,” the President posted on Twitter Friday afternoon.
The post was quickly unavailable after it was posted, though later reappeared with the addition of CBS and ABC and without the “SICK!”
Lashing out at news outlets he doesn’t like has long been a personality trait of Trump, but the term “enemy of the people” is an escalation over his normal assertions that they are “fake” or “failing.”
Trump’s comments are essentially the same as those of American Free Press, who’s mantra always was “The media is the enemy”