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White House Correspondents’ Association Condemns Trump’s Threat To ‘Take Away’ Reporters’ Credentials

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White House Correspondents’ Association Condemns Trump’s Threat To ‘Take Away’ Reporters’ Credentials




The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) fired back at President Trump after his latest attack on the media on Wednesday.

“The Fake News is working overtime,” Trump wrote on Twitter early Wednesday morning. “Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?

“Some may excuse the president’s inflammatory rhetoric about the media, but just because the president does not like news coverage does not make it fake,” WHCA president Margaret Talev responded in a statement posted to Twitter. “A free press must be able to report on the good, the bad, the momentous and the mundane, without fear or favor. And a president preventing a free and independent press from covering the workings of our republic would be an unconscionable assault on the First Amendment.”

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