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John McCain slams Trump’s attacks on the free press: ‘This is how dictatorships start’

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain spoke out against President Trump attacks on the press, saying attempts by the White House to slander “adversarial” reporters is a slippery slope to dictatorship.

Speaking to NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press this Sunday, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain spoke out against President Trump attacks on the press, saying attempts by the White House to slander “adversarial” reporters is a slippery slope to dictatorship.

Referring to Trump’s tweet on Friday where he said the press is the “enemy of the American people,” McCain defended the importance of a free press.

“A fundamental part of that new world order was a free press. I hate the press, I hate you especially, but the fact is we need you, we need a free press,” McCain said.

“That’s how dictators get started,” McCain added. “They get started by suppressing free press, in other words, a consolidation of power.”

“I am not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I am just saying we need to learn the lessons of history.”

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  1. Shirley

    February 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    The republicans should be with Trump not against him, so far he has done great and he needs to bring the lier’s out for people to see and i have checked them out and he is right. More fake , false news on Harward, that is not what he said according to white house. Let him go on t.v. and say that out of his on mouth and then check snopes .com. I am so sick of all the lies and McCain and Grahm fighting against Trump, He is doing what we all want for this country and if you are not with him then go democrat like the rest of the stupid people that is tearing our county down. I am so sorry i was ever a democrat, not any more. Trump got my vote and i pray every day for him to be able to get done what he is saying he is going to do. Lord help us if he doesn’t get the job done as we will be a communist country if left to the lieing and unlawful democrats .

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