— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
In 2018, Trump threatened to revoke the credentials of White House reporters if they didn’t “treat the White House with respect.”
This is a DIRECT ATTACK on the Free Press.
Comparatively, Sean Hannity & Jeanine Pirro (Fox News) campaigned onstage with Trump at his rally, confirming:
1) Trump demands/rewards agreement & worship
2) they are NOT Free Press, they are “Press-Free”https://t.co/q6h199DlNv
— A Jen, Duh (@hipchkk) November 8, 2018
At another rally, earlier that same year, Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) for assaulting a reporter, saying “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of — he’s my guy.”
Trump is now openly condoning violence against journalists: At Thursday night’s rally in Montana, he explicitly praised Greg Gianforte for criminally assaulting a reporter https://t.co/tnmn8agPkK
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) October 19, 2018
WATCH: During Montana rally, President Trump references Rep. Greg Gianforte's assault of reporter Ben Jacobs: "Any guy that can do a body slam … he's my guy." pic.twitter.com/1bupNPtOzg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 19, 2018
And at a Texas rally in February of this year, a BBC cameraman was shoved by a Trump supporter shouting “f— the media.”
This attack on the press at a Trump rally was completely despicable and utterly predictable. https://t.co/RxmHP5Nxs9
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) February 12, 2019
If you punch them in face, I'll pay your legal bills. A reporter attacked in the press area at a Trump rally. Heather murdered by neo Nazis but there are good people on both sides. A terrorist attack killing 50 Muslims in NZ where Trump was the inspiration. Do you need more?
— Chris (@SpnFan71) April 13, 2019
“President Trump looks forward to sharing the successes of his administration with the great people of Wisconsin,” said Trump campaign CEO Michael Glassner.
Sharing the successes of the press corps is apparently too much to ask.