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McCain Responds To Trump’s Tweet: “That’s How Dictators Get Started”

Saturday, February 18, 2017 18:04
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zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 18, 2017 3:20 PM

One day after John McCain, a known critic of Donald Trump, took a stab at the Republican president when he told members of the European political elite gathered at a military conference in Munich that the Trump administration “is in disarray“, further stoking concerns about the stability and order at the White House, the neo-conservative senator spoke to NBC’s Chuck Todd, who will air the full interview on Sunday morning.

The topic of discussion was, naturally, Trump’s tweet from last night, in which he said “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” and to which Todd responded at the time that “I would hope that our leaders would never believe that any American desires to make another American an enemy. Let’s dial it back.” It appears that by “dialing it back” he didn’t mean stop talking about the ongoing feud between the president and the media, as that was the topic of the following 90 second exchange, in which the failed presidential candidate once again slammed Trump, and told Todd that “if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and in many times adversarial free press, and without it we’d lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started.”

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  • scuby63

    While I agree with the sentiment of senator Mcaine, the obvious follow up question becomes: what do we do when that “adversarialness” becomes demonstrably partisan?
    By the very nature of ownership and what ownership confers we have seen the rise of the “unfree” press.
    This is the backdrop of the middle America Trump revolt to the perceived elites.
    Its why mark Zuckerberg opinining about the evilness of a wall and then goes home to a walled compound has lost credibility with many folks.
    Its why when Obama says things like America is better off now than 8 years ago (less good paying jobs, less safe internationally, more food stamps, higher Actual unemployment. ….etc etc etc) he is looked on with derision by many.
    Its why when the media complains many don’t listen because the bias is so easily demonstrable (just look how Obama Clinton et al are given a pass on so many issues but somehow crowd sizes are worth arguing about in the press).
    I have no horse in your race but from where I’m sitting good things are happening as a result of this presidency.
    Its nice to see some pols actually putting citizens needs ahead of non citizens needs/desires which is AS IT SHOULD BE!!!
    Now only if that would happen up here in Canada.
    Blessings and wisdom to your President and the citizens.

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