Tuesday, February 28, 2017

USA Today: Trump on 'New York Times': 'The intent is so evil and so bad'

President Donald Trump wants you to know that the only truth will come from him, and nobody else.

Robert Reichs comment:

In an interview wth Brietbart News . . . Trump said he doesn’t consider all media the "enemy of the American people” or “the opposition party” or “fake news.” He’s referring only to the major television networks (NBC, ABC and CBS), CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. "If you read The New York Times, it’s — the intent is so evil and so bad," Trump said. "The stories are wrong in many cases, but it’s the overall intent."

Trump wants the public to consider Brietbart, Fox News, and other right-wing outlets the sources of truth. This is part of the Trump-Bannon strategy to discredit all criticism of Trump and, ultimately, undermine the public's faith in any authority other than Trump. This is the essence of authoritarianism.

The president continued to hammer the "fake media" in an interview with Breitbart News.