White House Abandons First Amendment–Bans Several News Outlets For Reporting Honestly

Friday morning at CPAC, Donald Trump had this to say of the First Amendment:

“Nobody loves it better than me.”

Really? He loves it so much he attacks the media which exists and reports under the umbrella of the First Amendment nearly every single time he has a camera or microphone in front of him.

Also, doesn’t it seem strange–even epically hypocritical–for this bizarre and insecure little man to pledge his devotion to one of pillars of this republic–free speech and a free press–and then turn around a few hours later and not voice any objections when reporters from several news organizations were barred from the daily press briefing?

You read that correctly. CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, and most of the foreign press were blocked from participating in today’s briefing by Sean Spicer.

Can you feel the love in that gesture from this lawless White House?

This action was so gratuitous and so vile that even Fox News raised hell about it, and they were allowed in:

The Trump administration is terrified of real reporters. Just yesterday, it was reported that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus contacted the FBI and asked them to openly dispute the ongoing rumors of a connection between the Trump camp and Russia, a matter which is currently under investigation by the FBI. That is textbook obstruction of justice. Priebus should be forced to resign and a grand jury should decide if he needs to be indicted for his actions.

But what is most galling about Trump and his senior advisers is the way they so casually toss around blatant lies and then dare to label what they disagree with as “fake news.” The propagandists are accusing a free press of reporting the truth, and they will not stand for truth being disseminated by anyone.

We are living in a very strange and unsettling time. But we can cling to one hope: The truth will come out in time, and when it does, it will rain down on these elected and appointed criminals like the wrath of God himself.

“Nobody loves it better than me.”

Such are the vain and pathetic rantings of the biggest fraud to ever reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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