The media has recently been flipping out over President Trump’s decision to not attend the White House Correspondents dinner. Former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein defended Trump’s decision.
Stein explained that it makes sense that Trump wouldn’t want to go and be the media’s ‘punching bag’ again. The more time Trump spreads with the media that more ways they will get to twist the presidents words around and spread lies and Fake News.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked him what he thought of the president calling the media the enemy of the American people. Stein didn’t respond in quite the way she wanted him to.
“I wouldn’t say all the media are the enemy, but look, every day you pick up The New York Times. Everyday they’re slamming, slamming, slamming him. I’m a great fan of CNN. I watch it quite faithfully every day. CNN is slamming him, slamming him, slamming him. Every day they are looking for a scandal,” said Stein.
“They are turning the woods upside down looking for a scandal. They are hoping, I think, to do what they did to Nixon a long time ago…I don’t blame him for being furious at them,” said Ben Stein. I’ll bet that’s not what she wanted to hear. Do you think he’s right?