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Posted: November 01, 2018

Fox's Earhardt gets heat for comment on Trump and press

FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Ainsley Earhardt, co-host of the
FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Ainsley Earhardt, co-host of the "Fox & Friends" television program, appears on the set in New York. Earhardt says President Trump is suggesting that if the press doesn't want to be called an enemy of the people, it should report the news the way he wants it. The host said Thursday that it had to be frustrating for the president to see reporters misconstrue what he's saying. She made her remarks during a segment about a Trump interview with Axios, where the president said his attacks against the press represent his only way of fighting back. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The Associated Press

NEW YORK —

Fox News Channel's Ainsley Earhardt says President Trump is suggesting that if the press doesn't want to be called an enemy of the people, it should report the news the way he wants it.

The "Fox & Friends" host said Thursday that it had to be frustrating for the president to see reporters misconstrue what he's saying.

The host of Trump's favorite morning show made her remarks during a segment about a Trump interview with Axios, where the president said his attacks against the press represent his only way of fighting back.

Earhardt's comments drew a swift response from critics. CNN's Wolf Blitzer called them stunning. He says that sort of attitude toward the press is what happens in totalitarian regimes and dictatorships.


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