RTDNA opposes President’s threat to end press briefings

May 12, 2017 02:40

RTDNA today joined the White House Correspondents’ Association in opposing President Trump’s tweeted implication that he is considering ending White House press briefings.



“President Trump’s latest reaction to his perceived mistreatment by the news media poses yet another level of threat to the First Amendment,” said Dan Shelley, Incoming Executive Director, who spearheads RTDNA’s Voice of the First Amendment Task Force.
 
“Responsible journalism that reveals facts to inform the public is not ‘fake news,’ Mr. President,” Shelley said.
 
In response to the President’s tweet, the White House Correspondents’ Association issued a statement:

“RTDNA is proud to stand with the White House Correspondents’ Association in standing up to the President’s latest assault on responsible, factual reporting,” Shelley added.