Top Trump strategist Steve Bannon told the New York Times and other media outlets to shut up on Thursday, but CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour isn’t having any of it.
While appearing on Anderson Cooper’s show, Amanpour hit back at Bannon and said his attacks on the press were akin to something normally seen in “totalitarian regimes in the past which use this same kind of strategy.”
“If I was going to be funny, I’d say that he’s angling for an order of merit from president Sisi, Putin, Erdogan and all the others,” she said, via Media Matters. “That is how they treat their press. That is what they believe the press should be, a compliant state propaganda unit in the service of the president.”
She then noted that, unlike countries such as Egypt and Russia, the United States has a long history of a free press that is enshrined in our First Amendment.
“It is not the tradition of the American press,” she said. “So of course we’re not going to shut up, and why should we?”
Check out the full clip below.
Trump’s ‘white superiority complex’ undermines the rule of law in America: black former Republican
Gregory Cheadle, a black former Republican who attended a Trump rally in 2016 and was infamously praised by then-candidate Donald Trump as “my African American," appeared on MSNBC on Monday to explain why he can no longer support the GOP.
Cheadle said that he doesn't believe the president flat-out hates black people like former KKK leader David Duke, but he does believe Trump has what he described as a "white superiority complex" that only makes minorities feel the system is rigged against them.
Meghan McCain roasts Laura Ingraham for fat-shaming her: ‘I’m on The View — and you’re not’
Meghan McCain mocked former Fox News colleague Laura Ingraham after the conservative broadcaster shamed her as too fat for television.
"The View" panelists discussed a viral video of "Late Late Show" host James Corden calling out HBO's Bill Maher for shaming overweight people, and McCain discussed her own struggles with weight.
"I want to say if I weren't fat-shamed, I wouldn't have a career," McCain said. "Laura Ingraham said I was too plus-sized to have a career. Shout out, Laura -- I'm on 'The View' and you're not."
The audience cheered her slam on Ingraham, and she said that same dynamic had worked at the start of her tenure on the talk show.
The ‘divine right’ presidency: Trump has identified the USA with himself and claimed unprecedented powers to do whatever he wants
Trump’s latest use of our government to cover up his mistakes, this time about weather forecasting, is revealing about the nature of his Presidency.
No government weather maps showed Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama. On Thursday, August 29, Trump was briefed in the Oval Office on the Hurricane by the head of FEMA, which released a photo of him looking at a map of where Dorian had been and where it was headed. A white curved line showed the areas that Dorian might possibly hit. Not Alabama.