McCain compares criticism of the media with language of ‘budding dictators’
The American senator John McCain has once again criticised the attitude of president Donald Trump in respect of the press. Dictators begin with the suppression of the media, argues McCain, and there must be lessons to be learned from the past.
The Republican is more critical of Trump. McCain responded with the statement in the program Meet the Press on a tweet from Trump in which the president and the press “the enemy of the American people.”
“I hate the press, I hate you specifically,” says McCain to interviewer Chuck Todd. “But the fact is that we you need. We need the free press. That should be just. That is the essence of life.”
McCain says that the press should be to the democracy “as we know it” to retain. “I am afraid that we are without so many of our individual rights and freedoms must specify in the course of time. So begin dictators”.
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
Time of placing
21:48 – 17 February 2017
“They start with the suppression of the press. In other words: the consolidation of their power.” McCain points to the history. “The first thing dictators do is the press silenced. I say here is not that Trump is a dictator want to be. I’m just saying that we need to learn from the past.”