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Congress: Speak out against Trump’s attacks on freedom of the press!

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October 16, 2017

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Throughout Trump’s campaign for president and since he took his oath of office, he has relentlessly attacked the First Amendment right to freedom of the press. Whether barring publications (the Washington Post) from his events or constantly using inflammatory language like “crooked media” and “FAKE news”, the right to a free press is threatened like never before. Trump recently told reporters “it is frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write” after an NBC scoop detailing Trump’s absurd request to increase the nuclear arsenal tenfold. And that threat was buttressed by his Twitter threat that their license to broadcast should be challenged. And his incessant attacks on SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill cannot go ignored – his administration has called for the journalist to be fired and over Twitter Trump has lobbed numerous attacks at her. It is long past time for Congress to address this: tell your members of Congress to speak out in defense of the First Amendment right to freedom of the press!

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