President Donald Trump has once again roasted the mainstream media for peddling fake news instead of carrying out real journalism, suggesting that numerous popular outlets have been compromised their wealthy bankrollers who have their own agenda to push.
During a press conference dedicated to announcing the nomination of his new Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, Trump took a shot at the so-called “opposition party.”
“I’m making this presentation directly to the American people with the media present — which is an honor to have you this morning — because many of our nation’s reporters and folks will not tell you the truth,” he declared, “and will not treat the wonderful people of our country with the respect that they deserve.”
Without naming any names, Trump accused members of the media for doing the bidding of their well-heeled financiers instead of seeking out the truth.
“Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington D.C., along with New York and Los Angeles in particular, speaks not for the people but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system,” he said.
Trump went on to assert that the level of fake news coming out of once-venerated newspapers and cable networks is so high that it could have a negative impact on the country at large by propagating divisive rhetoric.
“The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. Tremendous disservice. We have to talk about it. We have to find out what’s going on because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control,” he noted.
Although Trump praised pockets of the media as “honest and fantastic,” he blasted other parts of the journalism world as relics of an “entrenched power structure” that use “distortion” in order to keep the establishment’s narrative alive.