Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked a question during today’s White House press briefing about whether there’s any concern about Donald Trump’s constant shouts of fake news “muddying the water” between news he doesn’t like and “actual fake news…countries like Russia used to interfere in the last election.”
Sanders said, “I think that the President has a great frustration with the fact that a lot of times you have inaccurate information that’s being presented as factual. A lot of times you have opinions that are being presented as news and they’re not.”
Sanders said they’re bothered by “any stories that are inaccurate or untruthful being presented to the American people as facts.”
Sanders pointed to a recent Pew Research study that found only 5 percent of news coverage of the Trump administration has been positive, a figure that is well below what the organization found for presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton.
She accused the media of ignoring positive stories about the stock market, economy and fight against terror.
“You’ve only found 5 percent of your time to focus on those big issues,” Sanders said. “Frankly those are the issues the American people care about, not a lot of the things you cover, not a lot of the petty palace intrigue that you spend your time on. I think we need to move towards a certainly more fair, more accurate and frankly a more responsible news media for the American people.”
White House: Trump has ‘a great frustration’ with inaccurate info being presented as fact, opinion presented as news https://t.co/b1b8221RfT
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