President Trump sent out a tweet that all "negative" news about him and his administration will be constituted as "fake news" on Wednesday leaving many in the media worried including Matt Drudge. The Drudge Report has been partial to the president's administration yet the backlash Drudge received from Trump supporters for commenting on the president's tweet was met with severe backlash.
"I fear the future result of Trump's crusade on 'fake news' will be licensing of all reporters. [Dems already floated this in the senate pre-Trump.] The mop up on this issue is going to be excruciating..." Drudge tweeted.
The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the econom… https://t.co/loypJ75j0b— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1525865925.0
Drudge has remained largely supportive of the president and even threw in the fact that the idea of requiring press credentials for members in the media was originally proposed by Democrats.
Trump's tweet was in reference to a report by the Media Reseach Center, a conservative organization that found 91 percent of statements from the news media about Trump was largely negative.
Here's some of the backlash Drudge received for being wary of Trump and the media:
@DRUDGE Well Matt, they started it and continue it. The so-called "journalists" did this to themselves. I do agree… https://t.co/Q1SP0l9xYp— Floridians for Trump (@Floridians for Trump)1525928576.0
On Thursday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat agreed with Drudge's assertion and feared that requiring credentials for journalists would threaten the First Amendment.
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