Whatever you need to tell yourself, man.
During an interview with Axios’ Mike Allen Thursday morning, presidential daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump broke from her father when asked if she thought the media was the “enemy of the people.”
“I’ve certainly received my fair share of reporting on me personally that I know not to be fully accurate, so I’ve had some sensitivity around why people have concerns and gripes, especially when they sort of feel targeted, but no,” she said. “I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people.”
With White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking heat from members of the press by refusing to say whether she felt the same way as Ivanka, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to give his take. And, ummm, yeah.
They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2018
“They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people,” he wrote. “She correctly said no.”
He continued, “It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!”
So there you go, folks. Trump isn’t calling the media the “enemy of the people.” He’s just calling the FAKE NEWS, which makes up a large portion of the media and the definition of which changes on the whims of the president, America’s enemy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017