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President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Tuesday

In his latest volley against the free press, USA president Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that reporters have their credentials revoked for reporting negative news about him, calling such reporting "fake".

Despite the acrimony between the White House and the press, Sanders told White House reporters on Wednesday, "We are going to continue to try to work with you".

"The Fake News is working overtime", Trump tweeted this morning.

Last fall, the Media Research Center released a study citing that figure after evaluating the nightly newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC during the summer.

The Trump Administration has often taken an outwardly hostile stature toward the press that is credentialed to cover it, but the press generally has access to daily briefings and conversations with officials. He has specifically mentioned The Washington Post when discussing the idea of removing press credentials in the past. "A free press must be able to report on the good, the bad, the momentous and the mundane, without fear or favour", Margaret Talev, president of White House Correspondents Association said. "Presenting an honest portrait of elected leaders", read an article on Wednesday, "even - and especially - against their will is, of course, why the First Amendment to the Constitution cements the role of a free press".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders bristled, when asked to square her insistence Trump's White House advocates for the press, with Trump's tweet, by a reporter who said "those two do not go together".




White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went for the bob-and weave-routine in the press room this afternoon to some hard questions.

What's more, barring reporters because of coverage could cross a legal line.

Karem said it was not possible to play "error-free baseball", saying Trump held the media to a higher standard than himself.

While offering no praise for the president or his threats, some suggested that revoking credentials could actually improve the critical coverage of Trump's administration.

He has heaped more scorn on some outlets than others.

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