Fox News' Chris Wallace is putting President Trump on blast for his "sustained assault" on freedom of the press.
Wallace spoke Wednesday night at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., saying Trump "is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history," Mediaite reports. He went on to say these attacks by Trump on press freedom have actually "done some damage," citing a poll in which nearly a third of Americans said the First Amendment goes "too far."
The Fox News anchor would certainly know all about Trump's attacks on the press, seeing as he has frequently been a specific target of the president's. Just last month, Trump labeled Wallace "nasty" and "obnoxious" after he challenged House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in an interview. On Fox News, Wallace has also broken from his colleagues in his analysis of the Ukraine scandal, in September calling the whistleblower complaint against Trump "damaging" and slamming the "astonishing" and "deeply misleading" spin from pro-Trump circles.
Wallace did conclude his speech Wednesday on a positive note, though, saying that as "we've seen presidents come and go," "we will endure" and "so will freedom of the press." Brendan Morrow