America’s free press is one of the hallmarks of its democracy. Without these freedoms made available by our Constitution, we could be living under a regime similar to that of Russia. The free press has broken numerous stories and uncovered wrongdoings by several individuals in the Trump administration, and clearly the President doesn’t like it. He can call us all ‘Fake News’ all he wants but the facts are, that without the reporting done by the free press, we would likely not have known about all these Russian connections the President and his associates have had.
This morning, President Trump lashed out once more at the free press, this time attacking the New York Times for allegedly foiling the US’s efforts to kill ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi.
“The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, Al-Baghdadi. Their sick agenda over National Security,” he tweeted.
The New York Times reported several times over the last month about the Al-Baghdadi situation. Nothing in their reporting was unusual, and as far as we can tell, they only reported on statements provided to them by White House and Pentagon officials.
So the President of the United States just accused an American company of having an agenda to undermine the nation’s national security, all the while not stating just how they did such. Will the President ever elaborate on just how the Times foiled the US Military’s operation? I’m still waiting for his proof that 3 million people voted illegally or that President Obama wire tapped Trump Tower. We likely will never know the truth, and in the meantime, a 166-year-old American company is being defamed by the President of the United States on Twitter, and there is nothing they can do about it. Their only option to stop these ridiculous attacks is to continue their incredible reporting on the President, hoping it ultimately results in his removal from office.