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And Won't Refute Claim It's the 'Enemy of the People'

And Won't Refute Claim It's the 'Enemy of the People'

Acosta kept working, seemingly unfazed, but later called attention to what he described as a disturbing scene: "I'm very anxious that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt", he said.

The CNN journalist asked Sanders whether the press was indeed the enemy of the people as the president has been insisting, something the press secretary refused to comment on. "I'm very anxious that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt", he said.

Sanders also noted that multiple media outlets have issued personal attacks on her "on a number of occasions".

In one tweet, Huckabee referred to his daughter as "the WINDSHIED" and Acosta as "the BUG". Another reporter quickly filled his seat.

The Washington Post ran a stunningly disingenuous fact check Friday on Sarah Huckabee Sanders' claim about the way the press treats her, excusing vicious harassment of the White House press secretary and rating obviously true claims as "bogus".

Sanders was first asked about Ivanka Trump's comment by an NPR reporter but failed to answer directly, instead saying "the president's rightfully frustrated". "I took more questions from them than the president has taken from the press lately". I have some sensitivity around why people have concerns and gripe, especially when they sort of feel targeted.

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"You did not say, in the course of those remarks, that you just made, that the press is not the enemy of the people".

The president tried to minimize the divide in a tweet later today. She correctly said no.

The president once again harangued the "fake news media" during a Saturday rally in OH, and followed up with a Sunday morning tweet arguing that reporters "purposefully cause great division & distrust".

The New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger said he confronted Trump over the phrase last month in a meeting, citing it as an example of "inflammatory language [that] is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence".

On Thursday, the United Nations rapporteur for freedom of expression said Mr Trump's verbal attacks on the media run the risk of triggering real violence against journalists. "It's not who we are", Scaramucci said on Twitter.

"She attacks our free press and no respectable employer should hire her after this term". His question was based on White House senior adviser and Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump succinctly stating during an event Wednesday that she did not see the media as the enemy. This took place on the heels of a report that Russian Federation may have compromising material on Donald Trump.