Trump Explains Who The ‘Enemy Of The People’ Is

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump defended his daughter’s morning comments that the media are not the enemy of the people in a Thursday tweet.

“They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no,” Trump tweeted. “It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!”

Ivanka Trump made the comments Thursday morning at an Axios event, which spawned a confrontation in the White House press briefing room later in the afternoon.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed repeatedly on whether she agrees that the media are the “enemy of the people.”

Trump has used the phrase enemy of the people in the past at rallies and on Twitter.