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Trump Slams "Fake News" At CPAC Speech, Blasts Use Of Anonymous Sources

• zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he had spoken on several previous occasions although skipping the event in 2016, Trump delivered another "victory speech" in which he reiterated his now traditional talking points, touching on bad polling (accusing polls of being fake), promised a surge in military spending, slammed bad deals, vowed to "build the wall", but mostly fell back on his favorite topic, lashing out at the press saying his administration was in a fight against "fake news" and especially those outlets who use "anonymous sources" while claiming he "loves the First Amendment."

Trump said he only considers "fake news" outlets to be "the enemy of the people," but extended the charge to say the media are dishonest and he accused it of fabricating sources for stories.

In his address to CPAC, Trump sought to clarify the difference between the press and "fake news media" and said he supports "honest" reporting and the First Amendment. "I'm not against the media. I'm not against the press. I don't mind bad stories if I deserve them," he said. "I am only against the fake news media or press," he said. "I'm against the people that make up stories and make up sources."

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