President Trump has done a lot of questionable things while being in office, but on Friday the President took his unconstitutional acts to the next level.
On Friday, several major news organizations were denied access from the daily press briefing held by Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The organizations barred from attending included CNN, the New York Times, POLITICO, and the Hill, among others.
Spicer held an “informal” meeting that was only open to a select group of news organizations, which of course included Breitbart, One America News Network, and other, similarly far right “news” outlets.
No one is sure if this press ban is going to stick or if it was just power move and a one time thing. The claimed reason for the “informal” nature of Friday’s presser was that Trump had spoken just hours earlier at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
However, media world is fighting back against the newest assault on news that has been carried out by the Trump administration.
At the end of the day, the news industry’s business is to seek the truth through facts. That’s what CNN, and the New York Times have spent the past hundreds of years doing.
It seems as though the president of the United States is simply waging war on facts
So, with all of this going down on Friday, a number of the targeted outlets responded.
CNN published a short statement on Twitter that read:
‘This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House. Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like. We’ll keep reporting regardless.’
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 24, 2017
The New York Times also issued a statement:
Trump 10:32 a.m.: “I love the First Amendment.”
Trump White House 2 p.m.: Bans NYT, CNN, LATimes, Politico, BuzzFeed from informal briefing pic.twitter.com/3RUHOHDAde
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 24, 2017
Is the President going to continue this war on facts?