Mr. Trump is creating a new relationship with the press. All presidents try to control the message by controlling the press -- but Mr. Trump is trying to do it through intimidation to soften up the stories against him.
Mr. Trump is also seeking to delegitmize them -- he’s not complaining about a specific story, he is saying there is a battle between him and the press in an attempt to take the value away from the press.
In his press conference on Wednesday, Mr. Trump refused to answer questions from a CNN reporter and then said “Don’t be rude. Don’t be rude. Don’t. Be. Rude. I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”
Mr. Trump repeated the claim about “fake news,” saying he has been “hearing a lot about fake news” when “people go and they say all sorts of things, but let me tell you, some of the media outlets I deal with are fake news. I could name them but I won’t bother.Read more at CBS News