White House strategic communications adviser Mercedes Schlapp defended White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who had a meltdown on Aug. 2 when CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Sanders to say the media was not an enemy of the people.
Schlapp tried to demonize Acosta and other journalists by painting them as “dangerous”:
You know, fake news is dangerous. We know for a fact that many of these so-called news reporters, okay, that go out there have a complete disdain for President Trump.
Schlapp then whined about the accurate news coverage of the Trump administration:
It is no wonder we’ve seen that 90% of the media coverage for President Trump has been negative. What American people want to see is fair, objective coverage. Quite frankly you’ve had reporters who cried the day that President Trump won and they show their bias.
Schlapp also defended Trump’s attacked on the media:
I think it’s very troubling. For that being said the president has to defend himself. The president and those of us in the administration who have been blamed and have been called names by journalists. We really want to be able to be able to talk about the president’s winning message.
It is very hard when you have reporters who prefer to see themselves on camera all the time and many of the liberal media who have complete disdain for this president and refuse to acknowledge any of the positive work he is doing.
Fox News host Bill Hemmer then couraged the Trump administration to “go on the offense” against journalists.
(Source: Fox News)