The president has referred to the media as the “opposition party” to his administration, and he has blamed news organizations for stymieing his agenda. But the language that Mr. Trump deployed on Friday is more typically used by leaders to refer to hostile foreign governments or subversive organizations. It also echoed the language of autocrats who seek to minimize dissent.

Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’
New York Times

First he says, “Heed the press? No, we mustn’t!”
Then what he says was clearly wasn’t.
By his penchant to blame
And to wrongly defame
He has earned his new name: Presidoesn’t.

© Gary Zmolek, 2017


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