Senator McCain suggested to Chuck Todd on MSNBC that Donald Trump is a dictator in the making but when questioned further, he backtracked. He said what he thought and then he backed off.
Sen. John McCain said that suppressing freedom of the press is “how dictators get started” in response to a tweet from President Trump that called the media “the enemy of the American people.” He then explained that he didn’t mean that tweet exactly, but suppressing the press leads to dictatorships.
What Trump obviously meant, and what no one in the dishonest media will admit is that if the media constantly and unfairly attacks his agenda, they are attacking his supporters, the people who voted for him.
The media and John McCain are making it into something else.
The media is very unfair to Donald Trump but unfortunately, this has become a fight to the death.
What kind of Republican is Senator McCain to say this on MSNBC? He thinks he is making it acceptable by saying he hates Chuck Todd.
We do need a free and adversarial press as McCain says in the video below, but we also need a fair and honest press. We don’t have that.
We had an unfair press for the last eight years. Should we have a press that slants everything left? That makes dictators too.
Wikileaks proved the press is thoroughly corrupt, but it was obvious before and since.
As one example, consider how the press depicts the ordinary Americans peacefully protesting in the Tea Party but glorifies the radical leftists in violent protests and riots throughout the country?
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 18, 2017