Trump slams anonymous sources right after WH uses them

Cheryl Sanders
February 25, 2017

"Should we?" The room immediately filled with cheers and applause, seemingly egging President Trump on.

He said, "When I said fake news is the enemy of the people, the media reported is as "media is the enemy of the people". And they shouldn't use sources". Continuing to rail against classic news media and what he called "fake news", the USA president floated the idea at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

"The truth of the matter is Donald Trump, President Trump, brought together the party and the conservative movement", he said.

"Many of these groups are part of the large media corporations and they have their own agenda - and it's not your agenda", Trump said. "You will see stories dry up like you've never seen before" if they stop using fake anonymous sources.

"I love the First Amendment - nobody loves it better than me", Trump said at one point.

The crowd then broke out into a chant of "USA, USA, USA".

"And remember, we are getting the bad ones out. Let them say it to my face", he added.

"CPAC has been trying to normalize Trump as a "conservative" for years now, but the fact is, Trump continues to have precious little in common, philosophically, with Burke, Kirk, Reagan, Goldwater or Thatcher", Mair said. "If they do, they'll have bigger problems than they ever dreamed of".

Trump's CPAC speech took a swipe at the First Amendment and "fake news".

It was a change in the treatment Trump and his top allies have previously received at the annual conservative gathering.

The White House also deploys anonymity from time to time.

Trump opened his 50-minute speech by slamming the "dishonest media", accusing outlets of fabricating sources.

"[The] theory of a very successful person running for office is rarely tested because most successful people don't want to be scrutinised or abused".

The president has chafed at a number of anonymously sourced stories, including numerous reports describing contacts between his campaign officials and the Russians, which the White House has sharply disputed. "Every day it is going to be a fight". "I personally turned away a couple hundred people", she said.

Watch his full comments here. "And you saw that before the election, polls, polls. And I tell you if I run and if I win this country will be respected again", Trump said.

And he leveled attacks again at his "enemy" - the media - and its "fake news".

Trump did not miss the opportunity to self-aggrandize, boasting to the crowd that Steve Forbes had called him "one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the history of free trade". "They are nothing but garden-variety, left-wing fascists", Mr Schneider continued in Thursday's speech, titled The Alt Right Ain't Right At All.

"Oh, we're going to build a wall, don't worry about it".

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