White House Reporters Reflect On 4 Years As ‘Enemies Of The People’

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Consider This : White House Reporters Reflect On 4 Years As ‘Enemies Of The People’ Image

White House Reporters Reflect On 4 Years As ‘Enemies Of The People’

President Trump once told veteran CBS journalist Lesley Stahl why he attacks the press.

“I do it to discredit you all and demean you all,” he admitted to her in 2017, “so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.”

Trump made attacks on the press a central fixture of his campaign for president, and of his four years in the White House. As his term comes to a close, three members of the White House Press Corps reflect on what it’s been like to cover the 45th president since the beginning.

NPR’s Tamara Keith, Jeff Mason of Reuters, and Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour spoke to NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly.

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