The Trump administration's antipathy towards journalists, the media, and the First Amendment has been evident since his first days in office. Hardly a week (day? hour?) goes by without Trump or one of his surrogates attacking the legitimacy of the media, decrying any story critical of his failings as "fake news." Now, in a chilling attack on the First Amendment, Trump lackey … [Read more...] about DOJ Issues Chilling Warning to Journalists
In the latest of a disturbingly long line of attacks against free speech protections under the First Amendment, the Trump administration has indicated that it intends to take action against late night talk show host Stephen Colbert due to a joke he made at Donald's expense. Colbert's barb was apparently too much for the delicate sensibilities of Trump - a man who … [Read more...] about Admin. Vows ‘Full Investigation’ Into Colbert’s Trump Joke. Colbert Has the Perfect Defense.
As previously reported by Restore Progress, a number of lawsuits have been filed against Donald Trump for inciting violence at his campaign rallies. The lawsuits, filed by victims of violence at the rallies, allege that Trump's orders to "Get them out!" incited Trump supporters to assault the victims - in some cases, causing serious injury. Trump has denied the accusations, … [Read more...] about Trump Rally Assaulter: I Acted On Trump’s Orders
Donald Trump enjoyed playing the tough guy on the campaign trail. Time after time, he would single out protesters at his rallies, and encourage his supporters to "get them out" - encouragement that led to a number of protesters being brutally assaulted by Trump supporters. Having sustained injuries, a number of these protesters filed a lawsuit against Trump for damages. … [Read more...] about Federal Judge: ‘Ample Evidence’ Trump Incited Violence, Says Lawsuit Can Proceed
From his first days in office, Trump has waged war on climate science and the facts that support it. His anti-science efforts have included appointing climate change deniers to top positions in his administration, prohibiting government scientists from giving speeches or using social media, and signing executive orders removing critical environmental protections put in place by … [Read more...] about Government Climate Office Banned From Using Term ‘Climate Change’
Donald Trump is not known for shyness. For decades, it seemed there was no photo opportunity or press interview too small for Donald. This trait continued during the 2016 campaign, where Trump shrewdly amassed billions of dollars in free television exposure by making increasingly outlandish statements, and by throwing out the established rules of decorum expected of a … [Read more...] about Suddenly Shy Trump Avoiding Reporters Like the Plague; Refuses to Address Twitter Meltdown
While the Trump administration's ban on immigrants from Muslim-majority countries has been struck down by the courts, it appears immigration officials are still targeting Muslims attempting to enter the country - even American Muslims. At least, this was the experience of Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the recently deceased boxing legend Muhammad Ali, when he returned to the United … [Read more...] about Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained by Immigration Forces At Airport
Donald Trump caused yet another stir last week when he stated that the media are "the enemy of the American People." Many noted that Trump's statement bore striking resemblances to statements of dictators and tyrants of historical infamy. The New York Times called Trump's statement "a striking escalation" even for Trump, who "routinely castigates journalists." Trump's attack … [Read more...] about Trump’s Launches ‘Dictatorial’ Assault on First Amendment Freedoms, VP Pence Blames Media
The Trump administration’s hostility towards the press is well documented. From calling fair-minded, fact-based reporting “fake news,” to degrading individual reporters for doing their jobs, to issuing press credentials to fringe right wing extremists, there is a clear disdain for traditional media in the White House. Now, it is being reported that Omarosa Manigault, a … [Read more...] about First Amendment Under Attack: Trump Aide Omarosa Threatens Journalist, Says White House Compiling Secret Files on Members of the Press.