Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's attacks on the media

Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's attacks on the media

US President Donald Trump launched a new round of attacks against the country's media on Sunday, accusing them of being able to "cause war".

After his daughter Ivanka Trump distanced herself from the accusation, Trump tweeted that he means the "FAKE NEWS" is the "enemy of the people". She correctly said no.

While Conway said she does not believe journalists are enemies of the people, she criticized what she views as evidence of bias by some journalists in their remarks on Twitter and on cable news shows.

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan suggested that the president's assertion that the press is the "enemy of the people" and that journalists have caused "wars" may put journalists at risk.

He dubbed journalists "horrible, horrendous people" and "disgusting".

Conway also said she thinks "the temperature need to be dialed down overall". Conway said she doesn't think that journalists are the enemy of the people, but instead are "enemy of the relevant and the news you can use". "And I think most of the sins are of omission, not commission".

That came amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and U.S. media, some which have been labeled by him as "the Fake News", a move heavily criticized by journalists.

The president's comments were in response to a statement made by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, who said earlier on Thursday that the news media is "not the enemy" - while expressing sympathy with those who took issue with misleading or inaccurate reporting.

Conway is the latest Trump administration member to be questioned over the president's labeling of the media as an "enemy". "That's why he said it refers to those who aren't always telling the truth, who are giving emotion over information". Trump asked, to which the crowd responded with boos and jeers, with some chanting "CNN sucks".

"They're more elite than me?"

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