Trump won't kill the media with a belligerent frontal assault. It will be a dull knife to the back.

Don't fear the "fake news" tweets. Fear the stealth campaign to spy on the press.

President Trump.
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President Trump loves to rail against the media, which he casts as a willfully deceptive foe of the American public. To wit:

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