President Trump has made it clear that he is not happy with the "fake news" media but has no problem with the media as a whole.
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter," said the president of the United States — 200 years ago (Thomas Jefferson).
House Democrats reportedly are planning to open an official investigation into alleged abuses of power by President Trump for attacking the media, as well as the Justice Department and the FBI.
"Topics for the inquiry will include Trump’s public humiliation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his attacks on actions by the liberal Ninth Circuit Court and his abuse of reporters as 'dishonest' and 'enemies of the people,'" a source told Bloomberg News this week.
The unnamed official said, "Trump’s attacks on the news media, singling them out for abuse and ridicule, potentially threatens freedom of the press, and also could serve to intimidate other journalists."