“The free press is the despot’s enemy.”
“I mean, we all talked about [it] for years.”
“It was at the Chinese insistence there were no questions today.”
Divide and conquer?
Kicking him when he’s down.
“The press is held with disgust and contempt. Battling the press isn’t a bad strategy.”
“I am personally offended by the American news media. I think it is destructive and disgusting.”
“If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”
“I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake, phony, fake.”
“You figure out how to work with them or you’re going to get crushed.”
“I mean, there’s a lot of different ways that things can be done, and I can assure you we’re looking at that.”
“I think we’re going to do some absolutely spectacular things for the American people.”
“Phony and dishonest.”
“Is it setting in that you might be making serious history tomorrow?”
Killing the messenger.
“What are you doing holding me up like that?”
The most transparent administration ever.