“I have a running war with the media, they are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth — they sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community. The reason you are the number one stop is exactly the opposite,” he said.
Later, White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared in the White House briefing room to warn the administration was going to hold the press “accountable” and argued that the Trump crowd was the largest inaugural crowd ever. He said any suggestion otherwise was “shameful and wrong.” Spicer then left the room after the statement without taking questions.
This is not getting off to a good start. In fact this is very worrying. If there was ever a time that this country needed a strong, independent press that won’t back down in the face of a bully pulpit that time is now. President Trump shouldn’t have to worry about holding the press “accountable”. That’s not his job.