Trump declares media 'the enemy of the American people'

Trump declares media 'the enemy of the American people'

Washington (Web Desk): President Trump has always been quite open regarding his frustration for the news media and lashed out the American media as calling it the "enemy of the American people."

The president lashed out in 140 characters immediately after landing at his holiday home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

Earlier, Trump had posted a tweet that took aim at the New York Times, CNN, NBC "and many more" media organisations, ended it with the exclamation "SICK!"

But he deleted that before tweeting the final version of his post, adding two more "enemies" to his list.

"The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" he wrote on Friday.

During a Saturday interview with MSNBC from Germany, Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Republican, warned suppression of a free press is "is how dictators get started."

'I hate the press, I hate you especially," McCain joked to host Chuck Todd. "But the fact is we need you, we need a free press, we must have it. It's vital if you want to preserve — I'm very serious now — if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it I'm afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time."