Trump: Media is trying 'to take away our history and our heritage'

The Hill Politics 4 months ago

President Trump accused the media of “trying to take away our history and our heritage” at a campaign rally Tuesday night.

Trump repeatedly attacked the media during his speech, also accusing news outlets of “turning the cameras off” at the rally.

“For the most part honestly, these are really, really dishonest people, they’re bad people,” Trump said at the rally in Phoenix, Ariz. “I really think they don’t like our country, I really believe that.”

Trump railed against the news media on Tuesday in a fiery, campaign-style speech Tuesday on immigration and his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va. last week. He defended his response to violence in the small college town, but failed to include his comments blaming "many sides" for the violence.

Trump, last week, pushed back on initiatives to remove Confederate statues in response to the Charlottesville violence.

“They were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee,” he continued. “This week it's Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

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