Year One: Trump vs The Free Press

January 20, 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Last week, we documented the Federal Communications Commission’s policy priorities of the past year. This week, we look at President Trump’s war with the press. One of the greatest concerns going into the Trump Presidency was how his Administration would interact with the press. Just eight days into the Trump administration, we published The First Casualty is the Truth: Trump's Running War With the Media, which described the first combative week of the President Trump-press relationship. President Trump’s media attacks are not empty rhetoric considering the international influence of his office. Reporters Without Borders notes that, since becoming president, Donald Trump has not let one week go by without attacking and denigrating journalists. He constantly accuses them of producing “fake news” and doing a poor job. What follows is a sampling of President Trump’s relentless effort to undermine journalism during his first year in office.


Year One: Trump vs The Free Press