US senators rip Trump over his attacks on the media

Jeff Flake says Trumps fake news attacks sound like Stalin but does he sound like Hitler too

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump for attacks on press in fiery Senate floor speech

Flake delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Wednesday warning that Trump's repeated attacks on the USA media as "fake news" are hurting democracy, which he said depended on a shared set of facts.

In his remarks, Flake frequently warned of the danger of despotism, which he said was the real "enemy of the people" and he reminded the Senate: "the free press is the despot's enemy".

Flake listed a few examples of Trump's untruths, such as his insistence on the great size of his inaugural celebration crowd, and of course he brought up Russian Federation.

Flake predicted the "damage" the Trump administration has done on American society will not be confined to Trump's time in office if lawmakers allow it to continue without calling out false news.

Flake got some preemptive support in his effort Tuesday from his senior Arizona Republican colleague, Sen. "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news, ' it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press".

The speech came ahead of Trump's handing out of "Fake News Awards" to multiple U.S. news organizations.

Chip called the honor an "exhibition", adding that Congress can't keep on giving "quiet passive consent" to Trump's talk. "He's not criticizing the president because he's against oppression", Sanders said at a White House briefing.

Be that as it may, Flake gave his discourse, which he saw throughout the end of the week, to a to a great extent purge Senate chamber.

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"Near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, '" Flake said from the Senate floor, beginning a 15-minute address that he'd previewed in excerpts shared with media outlets and in interviews in recent days.

Flake has been one of the most outspoken Republican opponents of Trump's rhetoric.

"It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies", Flake said.

No doubt, Flake's still sore at Trump for wrecking his career. The most loved is viewed as Rep. Martha McSally, who Ward squeezed to join her in censuring the occupant congressperson's comments.

"Democrats need to decide [to] come here to do their jobs", she said, and put national security over their own political agenda.

2017, he said, "was a year in which an unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionally protected free speech was launched by [the White House], an assault that is as unprecedented as it is unwarranted".

"He went to Cuba fourteen days back and filled in as a mouthpiece for the severe Cuban government". "He's criticizing the president because he has bad poll numbers and he is, I think, looking for some attention". Trump has said more than 2,000 things that are misleading or false and hasn't once apologized for doing so or stopped saying the thing that isn't true.

Flake has been a critic of Trump's tone and tenor since the 2016 presidential election, during which Flake neither endorsed nor voted for his party's nominee.

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