Prominent political voices are increasingly saying President Donald Trump has gone too far in his assault on the media’s credibility, likening his repeated criticisms to those of dictators. RELATED: Campaigner-in-chief: Trump rallies supporters The debate over the wisdom of Trump’s comments took place on the Sunday morning news shows, with Republican Senator John McCain and others denouncing the president’s comments. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus attempted to cast Trump’s comments in a softer light but also complained about supposedly fake news stories that he feels are entirely made up. “The fact is I, we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It’s vital,” McCain told NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd . “If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started.” The press had been Trump’s punching bag throughout the presidential campaign, and he’s continued his criticisms of “fake news” and the “dishonest media” from the bully pulpit of the presidency—openly sparring with reporters in news conferences, telling crowds the… Read full this story
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