Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to Donald Trump, said Monday that the Trump administration will continue using the term “fake news” until the media understands that their “monumental desire” to attack the President is wrong.
“There is a monumental desire on behalf of the majority of the media — not just the pollsters — the majority of the media to attack a duly elected president in the second week of his term,” Gorka told conservative radio host Michael Medved, whose show is syndicated across the country.
“That’s how unhealthy the situation is, and until the media understands how wrong that attitude is, and how it hurts their credibility, we are going to continue to say ‘fake news.’ ”
Donald Trump and senior members of the administration have called national outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN “fake news” both before and after the January 20th inauguration.
Trump himself has repeatedly used the term on Twitter.
Gorka’s criticism of the media also touched on the administration’s statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which sparked controversy because it did not explicitly mention Jewish victims.
“It’s a Holocaust remembrance statement,” Gorka said. “No, I’m not going to admit it. Because it’s asinine. It’s absurd. You’re making a statement about the Holocaust. Of course, it’s about the Holocaust because that’s what the statement’s about. It’s only reasonable to twist it if your objective is to attack the president.”
Gorka is the author of “Defeating Jihad” and a former Fox News contributor and national security editor for Breitbart News.