Trump Threatens To Take Away News Networks’ Press Credentials Over Coverage About Him

Donald Trump early this morning threatened to take away news networks’ press credentials over “negative” coverage about him, that he also deemed “fake.”

“The Fake News is working overtime. 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). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?

Just because something is negative about Trump, doesn’t mean it’s fake. More than 91% of what Trump says and does is negative, so if anything, the media doesn’t go nearly as tough on him as they should. There are real scandals surrounding Trump and his White House, it’s not fake.

Trump cannot shut down news outlets but he could cut them off from his press conferences and any special access that reporters with credentials normally receive. Trump is attacking the media because it reported yesterday that his lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 in the months after the 2016 election from a company run by a Russian oligarch with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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