Earlier on Thursday, Trump responded to a coordinated campaign of newspaper editorials criticizing his remarks about the press with new attacks, .
But when hundreds of newspapers across the country publish equally similar editorials - all emphasizing the importance of the free press - it's not a coincidence: It's a statement. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They can also cause War!
Trump's actions are also encouraging strongmen such as Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey to treat journalists like enemies, some newspapers said. Led by The Boston Globe, members of the mainstream media made a decision to publish dozens of editorials defending their work and their constitutional right to exist.
As of Wednesday, The Sun Chronicle was one of more than 350 other newspapers who had joined the effort, including major metros like The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chicago Sun-Times. "And calling journalists the "enemy of the people" is unsafe, period".
"There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS", Trump's tweet said.
You can find our editorial on the issue on Page A8 of today's newspaper.
"This relentless assault on the free press has risky consequences", the Boston Globe wrote. Rather, the paper claims its staff are pretty fond of "the people" and are instead enemies of "unchecked authority", "undeserved privilege", and "self-entitlement" to name a few.
The president in a barrage of tweets reacted to the coordinated editorials against him: "THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY". President Donald Trump is not the first politician to openly attack the media for fulfilling its watchdog role.
Also Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution that "affirms the press is not the enemy of the people" and "condemns the attacks on the institution of the free press".
"For more than two centuries, this foundational American principle has protected journalists at home and served as a model for free nations overseas".
But some newspapers declined to take part, The Wall Street Journal argues Trump is entitled to free speech and The Globe's drive is counter to the very independence it's seeking. Press-Herald said a free and independent press is the best defense against tyranny, while the Honolulu Star-Advertiser emphasized democracy's need for a free press.
Facts, schmacts! Just another day in Trump's America.