President Trump’s assault on the long sacrosanct Fourth Estate began in earnest and has been forwarded by his administration, particularly those in communications roles.
From Spicer’s banning of cameras to Huckabee Sanders’s banning of any sort of recording devices in certain areas of the Senate — officially created by the Republican-led Senate Rules Committee, to Trump and ostensibly his entire staff decrying all critical coverage “fake news,” our free press has never been so endangered.
In fact, it had been over a year since the White House held an regular, official press briefing.
In the meantime, Fox News — and Fox & Friends in particular — has emerged as the de facto media outlet for our White House.
Trump appeared to be toying with his own media narrative in the manner of his pal Putin with a video in which Kaylaigh McEnany is posed in front of a blue screen which reads “DonaldJTrump.com” excitedly informing the audience of various Trump administration accomplishments. This has now become known as Trump TV.
Immediately following, the president offered the idea that “NBC and the Networks” ought to have their “License” challenged.