Donald Trump insists he has great respect for the press despite calling New York Times the ‘enemy of the people’
Jon Sharman (The Independent)
Donald Trump has said he has “great respect” for journalists just days after saying “fake news” sources like the New York Times were the enemy of the American people.
The US President doubled down on his statement at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend, after his chief strategist Steve Bannon called the media “the opposition”.
“I have great respect for the press. I have great respect for reporters, and the whole profession,” he told Fox & Friends ahead of his speech to senators and members of Congress.
Trump: 'I have great respect for reporters.'
Less than a week ago he called the media "the enemy of the people". pic.twitter.com/7bH5SWhX0k
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 28, 2017