Trump’s War with the Media Reaches a New Level

FILE - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spars with Univision reporter Jorge Ramos before his "Make America Great Again Rally" at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2015.
FILE – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spars with Univision reporter Jorge Ramos before his “Make America Great Again Rally” at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2015.

To say that Donald Trump has a rocky relationship with the media is a massive understatement.

For months, he’s barred certain reporters and media outlets from his rallies. He’s threatened to open up libel laws so that he could have an easier time suing news organizations he sees as dishonest. Emboldened by his fiery invectives against the media, his supporters regularly scream obscenities at journalists during his rallies, in one case even prompting the Secret Service to intervene to protect one reporter.

Trump’s conflict with the media continued Thursday, with the Republican presidential nominee threatening to sue The New York Times over a story in which two women accused him of inappropriate physical contact. The story was one of several that came out this week accusing Trump of making unwanted sexual advances.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.