Whoopi Goldberg said President Donald Trump is trying to “kill the press off” by saying he wants to re-examine the country’s libel laws.
“This is the first time in my life where a president is actively trying to kill the press off,” Goldberg said Thursday on “The View.”
“He [Trump] is chipping away at people’s trust every minute,” cohost Joy Behar said. “So he is making everything he doesn’t agree with or that talks negatively about him fake news. … I believe he’s at his 2,000th lie this year, so how do you believe him?”
“I’m very concerned about the war on journalism and journalists,” Sunny Hostin shared. “We’re hearing over and over again, I don’t trust journalists. I don’t trust the media. … Let’s not always attack journalists because it’s a very difficult job to do and they’re on the frontlines right now making sure that we do know the truth and fact.”
“This is the first time in my life where our president is actively trying to kill the press off,” Goldberg said. “Then we have a guy who says it’s all a lie. He doesn’t say, ‘Listen, I put a lot of this BS out there, because I’ve said some stuff that just isn’t correct.’ … He’s consistent in saying, ‘No, this didn’t happen.’ No matter who you read you have to check more than one source, because it’s too hard. It’s too bloody hard no matter who you’re watching. Check the other side and see what’s going on and in the middle somewhere is the truth.”