Wallace Grills Bolton Over Trump Tweet: What Wars Have Journalists Started?

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Posted: Aug 06, 2018 7:30 AM
Wallace Grills Bolton Over Trump Tweet: What Wars Have Journalists Started?

Fox News’s Chris Wallace grilled national security advisor John Bolton on Sunday over President Trump’s latest remarks about the fake news media, which he called “dangerous,” noting that “they can also cause war.”

Reading the tweet to Bolton, Wallace asked: “What wars have we started?”

Bolton indirectly addressed the question, saying that “the issue of press bias has been around for a long, long time.”

“As a boy, I supported Barry Goldwater in 1964. I thought the press was biased against him. I don’t think it’s changed much since then,” he added.

While Wallace agreed about problems about accurate reporting in the media, he said the president’s tweet went too far. 

“The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE,” Trump wrote Sunday morning. “I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!”

“That’s the president’s view based on the attacks that the media have made on him,” Bolton said. “There have been other administrations that have been highly critical of the press as well.”

“I think this kind of adversarial relationship is typical,” he continued, noting President John F. Kennedy canceled the White House’s subscription of The New York Herald Tribune over his frustration with the media.