President Trump’s ongoing attacks on the media, and CNN in particular, continued this weekend when he tweeted:
.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
He followed that up this morning with another tweet:
We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2017
This has led to Joe Scarborough, one of the hosts of MSNBC’s show Morning Joe, to call on everyone to condemn the president for his attacks on the media. The president has, since the early days of his campaign, been at war with various media outlets. Ironically, in the days of his campaign, one of his favorite shows to appear on was Morning Joe. He found a friendly forum there with people who, early on, claimed he could win the presidency, when most people thought his campaign was a joke. Now, that relationship has soured and they have become some of his harshest critics in the media. Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, has left the party and become an Independent, due to the direction the party has taken under Trump. With Scarborough’s words today, a question comes to mind, Should President Trump be condemned for his attacks on the media?
MSNBC’s Morning Joe calling on everyone to condemn the president for his attacks on the media:
Should the president be condemned for his attacks on the media? Is the president endangering the press? Or has the media brought the attacks on themselves?