President Trump has been battling the establishment GOP, the Democrats, and of course the media since before he was elected.
To be fair, the media loved him at first – he delivered straight talk, not politically correct mumbo-jumbo and ratings – and they all quickly grew addicted.
Trump often complains about his treatment in the media as has-beens like Jim Acosta get rich and famous by being rude, and he is correct.
No other president would deal with such rudeness nor would the press treat any other president the way Acosta and others showboat rather than report.
From The Daily Mail: Donald Trump’s White House has discontinued delivery of print editions of The New York Times and The Washington Post, according to administration officials, and he has ordered all federal agencies to follow suit.
‘Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving – hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved,’ White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told The Wall Street Journal.
The White House’s subscriptions ended Tuesday. It’s unclear how the White House will be able to stop Cabinet agencies, VA hospitals and military bases from subscribing to two of America’s most widely read newspapers.
Both offer free digital subscriptions to federal government employees and servicemen and women whose email addresses end in ‘.gov’ or ‘.mil.’
The president had said in an interview just three days ago that he no longer wanted to have hard copies of the two newspapers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
‘We don’t even want it in the White House anymore,’ Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity, speaking of the Times. ‘We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post. They’re fake.’
Trump is an avid newspaper reader, but White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed to Politico that ‘we won’t be renewing’ the dead-tree editions.
The White House’s other newspaper subscriptions are still active, including Financial Times, The Hill, the New York Post, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times and USA Today.
The president did not appear to be referring to the White House access Times and Post reporters enjoy, and no one at the White House has made a move to restrict West Wing access to the papers’ online editions.