Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out to Trump surrogate Corey Lewandowski on Sunday that attacking the media does not further the president’s legislative agenda.
“The reason we invited you one in the first place, I want to talk about the Trump agenda with you,” Wallace told Lewandowski during an interview on Fox News Sunday. “These last couple of weeks of Mr. Trump’s first days in office have been dominated by attacks on the media and the intelligence community.”
“Do all of these attacks on the media and intelligence and opponents, does that get in the way of [Donald Trump’s agenda]?” the Fox host wondered.
Lewandowski argued that media reports about Trump “were 100 percent factually inaccurate.”
“Why not just pursue his agenda?” Wallace pressed, noting that Trump had called the media a “danger to our country.”
“He may be right on that or he may be wrong,” Wallace continued. “But how many jobs does that create?”
According to Lewandowski, Trump has been forced to attack the media because “they have their own agenda and this is the first president in a lifetime that has the ability to fight back through his almost 100 million people who follow him through the various mediums on social media.”
“He has to do this to get the real story out to the American people,” the surrogate insisted.
“He’s falling behind where other new presidents have been at the same point in their term,” Wallace observed.
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Feb. 26, 2017.
Democrats to elevate Biden-Harris at unique online confab
US Democrats kick off an unprecedented political experiment beginning Monday, an all-virtual national convention that nominates Joe Biden as their White House candidate to battle Donald Trump in the heat of a deadly pandemic.
With his vice presidential pick Kamala Harris, the first woman of color on a major US presidential ticket, Biden is campaigning to unify a nation ravaged by political and racial turmoil, voter suppression concerns and profound anxiety over the devastating coronavirus crisis.
But the running mates will deliver their message, aiming to inspire the Democratic base while luring frustrated Republicans, under unique circumstances: a four-day Democratic National Convention conducted entirely online.
Trump fans false birther theory about Kamala Harris
US President Donald Trump has stoked false claims that Democratic vice-presidential contender Kamala Harris is ineligible to hold that office because her parents were foreign born.
The claims about Harris -- who was born in the United States, making her constitutionally eligible to be both vice president and president -- echo a baseless theory that Trump long promoted about his predecessor Barack Obama.
"I heard it today that she doesn't meet the requirements," Trump said at a White House news conference on Thursday, referring to an August 12 opinion piece in Newsweek.
The article by conservative law professor John Eastman says that "before we so cavalierly accept Senator Harris' eligibility for the office of vice president, we should ask her a few questions about the status of her parents at the time of her birth."
A son of a slave reflects on his American story
At 88, Dan Smith has witnessed some of the defining moments in America's fraught battle for racial equality.
He protested in Alabama, marched on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr, and attended the inauguration of the first black president, Barack Obama.
He also represents a living link to the nation's dark past: his father Abram was born a slave, 157 years ago.
As a boy, his elderly father told chilling stories: about the "hanging tree" where slaves were lynched, and the master who forced a slave to lick a wagon wheel. The man lost part of his tongue when it froze to the steel.