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Donald Trump threatens to take away credentials of media outlets over negative stories

The US President routinely describes news outlets critical of him as “dishonest” and “fake”. However, his White House has never denied credentials to news outlets.

world Updated: May 09, 2018 18:02 IST
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Press Trust of India, Washington
File photo of US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington.
File photo of US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington. (Reuters photo)
         

Expressing his “anguish” over the continued “negative” coverage of his administration, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to revoke media credentials of news channels.

“The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91 per cent of the Network News about me is negative (Fake),” Trump rued in a tweet.

“Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?” Trump continued.

During the election campaign, Trump had denied credentials to some of the top media outlets including The Washington Post and Politico. They were later given access.

Trump routinely describes news outlets critical of him as “dishonest” and “fake”. However, his White House has never denied credentials to news outlets. In fact, more news outlets have been given White House media credentials after he came to power.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)