Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's attacks on the media

Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's attacks on the media

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is defending President Trump's persistent attacks on the news media, claiming that some journalists emphasize "emotion over information".

Conway is the latest in the administration to be pressed on Trump's attacks against the media.

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", the president tweeted. She correctly said no.

"The president wants people to give information, news they can use", Conway said, suggesting that some reporters "say things on Twitter that they would not get away with in print".

She said Trump's comments can't be read with a "broad brush", and though she didn't agree with casting the media as the "enemy", she offered a measured defense of journalists in general.

He dubbed journalists "horrible, horrendous people" and "disgusting".

Trump's daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, however, doesn't share the president's stance, saying last week that she does not think the media is the "enemy of the people". "And I think that most of the sins are sins of omission, not commission".

Conway also said she thinks "the temperature need to be dialed down overall".

At the briefing, Sanders said: "I think the President has made his position known".

That came amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and USA media, some which have been labeled by him as "the Fake News", a move heavily criticized by journalists.

Trump has been on a crusade against "fake news" since before he took office, going so far as to refuse questions from journalists and news outlets that he takes issue with.

The president's supporters have joined in on the "fake news media" bashing, chanting "CNN sucks!" as Acosta attempted a live shot from a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday. "I have better everything than they have, including this", Trump said, pointing to his head.

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