Throughout the course of his presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump was best known for speaking his mind and not mincing words. Though the election is over, Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media aren’t.
During his press conference earlier this morning, President-elect Trump refused to answer a question from a rude CNN correspondent, Jim Acosta, and proceeded to call CNN fake news.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 11, 2017
Trump also spoke briefly about Buzzfeed during his press conference, calling them a “failing pile of garbage,” after they released a story on Trump that may have been a 4chan hoax.
Trump just called Buzzfeed a “failing pile of garbage, and CNN, “fake news.” 2017 is going to be a wild one. pic.twitter.com/Trne8S1fOa
— Tommy John (@tciccotta) January 11, 2017
Twitter was ablaze after Trump’s comments. Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff alluded that this is “how book burnings begin,” in reference to Nazi Germany.
CNN is “disgraceful.” Buzzfeed is a “failing pile of garbage.” He invokes Nazi Germany… but isn’t this how book burning begins?
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 11, 2017
Meanwhile notable libertarian economist, historian, and talk show host Tom Woods rejoiced with glee at Trump’s comments.
Take away my libertarian membership card if you must, but like normal people everywhere, I cheered when Trump just called CNN “fake news.”
— Tom Woods (@ThomasEWoods) January 11, 2017
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