Donald Trump Admitted to Attacking The Press so His Supporters Won't Believe Them Anymore

Type: Anti-Media AttacksMay 22 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Independent Journalists
Donald Trump admitted to attacking the press because he wants his supporters to not believe them when they write articles that are unflattering of him, ironically telling acclaimed journalist Lesley Stahl his thinking behind the attacks.

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Quote | The comment was said during an interview with acclaimed journalist Lesley Stahl.

"You know why I do it [attack the press]? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you."

Targeted by Trump