Trumps seeks to discredit press, which protects our freedoms


Sunday, June 3, 2018

President John F. Kennedy once said, “The abrasive quality of a free press is invaluable to a democracy.” And President Donald J. Trump says, “Our free press is fake and phony and the enemy of the people.” 

Mr. Trump’s denigration of our free press day after day has a reason, and he told the reason for it to (CBS News correspondent) Lesley Stahl in private. “You know why I do it? I do it to discredit and demean you all so when you write a negative story about me, no one will believe you.” How despicable and rotten is that?!

To my mind a free press is a candle in a dark room. And I pray to God our candle never goes out in our country. If it does, our freedom and liberty will be gone with the wind. 

God protect our beloved USA from the autocrats and fascists and dictators. 


Ann Bechiom

Elizabeth City