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Pence: Trump and I Support 'Free, Independent Press'

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (AP Photo)

By    |   Monday, 20 Feb 2017 03:57 PM

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence "support a free and independent press," according to Pence, though the White House will "continue to call out the media when they play fast and loose with the facts."

Pence made his remarks Monday, at a news conference in Brussels, only a few days after Trump referred to the media as "the enemy of the American people."

"The truth is that we have in President Trump someone who has a unique ability to speak directly to the American people," Pence said, according to Politico. "And when the media gets it wrong, I promise you President Trump will take his case straight to the American people to set the record straight."

Trump most recently challenged the media over his comments on Sweden, which he claimed Saturday has numerous problems stemming from immigration.

 

 

Some of Trump's fellow Republicans have taken to defending the media, and likening Trump to dictators who attempt to silence opposition.

"When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "And I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history."

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