President Trump cries ‘fake news’ and the world follows
US presidents are held up as examples on the world stage. For the past several decades, they have aggressively pushed for human rights and free press, while critiquing countries that don’t share these values. Past presidents have pushed for free press — regardless of the type of coverage they receives. President Donald Trump shifted this rhetoric. His willingness to dismiss negative news coverage as “fake” appears to have opened the door for leaders of other countries to follow suit.
President Trump cries ‘fake news’ and the world follows Trump’s 'fake news' mantra a hit with despots (Politico)