Senate Votes To Condemn Trump-Like Attacks On Press

While President Trump isn't mentioned by name, the Senate asserted the press is not an "enemy of the people," as he likes to claim.
Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 16, 2018

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution tacitly condemning President Donald Trump's attacks on the press Thursday. 

While the resolution did not mention President Trump by name, it affirmed that "the press is not the enemy of the people," as the president has claimed repeatedly. 

The move comes on the same day more than 300 publications across the country ran editorials criticizing the president's rhetoric. 

The Boston Globe organized the effort and says the president's comments aim to undermine trust in the press and threaten press freedom. 

The president responded to the Globe's editorial Thursday morning, writing on Twitter, "The Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press." 

The president added, "The press is FREE to write and say anything it wants, but much of what it says is FAKE NEWS." 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN