President Donald Trump maintains a contentious relationship with any press organizations that fail to flatter him. He even struck out at Fox News when they deigned to offer even mild criticism.
Referring to the free press as the "enemy of the people," Trump's second official White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, followed her boss' lead in her dealings with the press. Once a means of disbursing information, Sanders' White House Press Corps briefings were contentious, then were no more.
Judd Apatow Just Said What We're All Thinking About Donald Trump's Demand That Journalists Treat Him With 'Respect' at Press Conferences
Director and producer Judd Apatow may be behind some of America's favorite comedies, but when it comes to President Donald Trump's treatment of the press, he's dead serious.
With the news that CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta's clearance to the White House had been restored after the reporter challenged Trump's answers to some of his questions, the president attempted to assure Americans that he values the sanctity of a free press with the stipulation that the press must be respectful of him, saying: