Bernie Sanders Slams Trump's “Authoritarian” Attempts To Discredit Unfavorable Coverage As “Fake News”

Sanders: “Clearly We Have A President Who Does Not Understand What Our Constitution Is About, What Democracy Is About”

From the February 10 edition of CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront:

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ERIN BURNETT (HOST): Senator, you had just been talking, joking about “CNN fake news,” but obviously the reports about General [Mike] Flynn --

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): Well here is the point, Erin. It is not a joke, and I can tell you that here in Vermont and all over this country, there is a real concern about what's happening in this country over the last month. When you have a president who attacks people in the media who make critical remarks of him, which is what their job is, as providing “fake news,” when you have a president who attacks a judge who rules against him as a “so-called judge,”  indicting the entire judiciary, clearly we have a president who does not understand what our constitution is about, what democracy is about. And I think there is a fear in this country of this nation under Trump moving into a more authoritarian mode. 

Previously:

The Trump Administration's War On The Press

Taking A Cue From Conservative Media, Trump Consistently Misuses The Term “Fake News”

CNN's Jim Acosta: “There's Something Worse Than Fake News And That's The Denial Of Real News”