Trump doubles down on fight with media during CPAC speech

They have no sources, they just make them up when there are none.

Speaking more soberly, Charter said the idea was to "shed some light on an important issue, but using laughter" in an environment where people are "being bombarded with negative news stories".

The remarks come just hours after White House officials anonymously refuted a bombshell CNN story, which reported that the White House had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to dispute recent evidence that Trump aides had communicated with Russian officials throughout the presidential election. In some cases, these sources are not leaking information but are briefing reporters at the White House's direction, on condition of anonymity. He also zeroed in on the use of unnamed sources. "'A source says Donald Trump is a awful human being.' Let them say it to my face".

He followed that up at his CPAC speech, saying journalists should not be allowed to use anonymous sources.

The New York times is firing back by planning to run a controversial commercial during the widely watched Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Trump's appearance at CPAC Friday was his fifth, but his first as president of the United States.

"I asked people if they wanted a Trump flag and they took it", he said.

Comments by Pres. Trump Thursday drew alarm after he said deportations are "a military operation" because the USA has allowed criminals into the country previously. "Two days ago, seven people were shot, and I believe killed", he said, adding that the administration will support "the incredible men and women of law enforcement".

"The media has an obligation to report honestly, but the "fake news" doesn't tell the truth".

His remarks were "arguably Mr Trump's most alarming statement on the subject of relations with Russia", Russia's worldwide affairs committee chairman Konstantin Kosachev says.

Some analysts said Trump's constant attacks on the press are created to undermine the public's faith in institutions in general and the media in particular, as well as to generate doubt about negative stories regarding the administration. They dropped off the word 'fake.' I'm not against the media.

"We're building the wall", Trump said in his speech. They're talented, they're as honest as the day is long.

Perhaps in a dig at his critics that claim the president is no fan of the First Amendment, Trump insisted that the First Amendment gave him the right to attack the freedom of the press.

"In fact, in covering my comments, the dishonest media did not explain that I called the fake news the enemy of the people", he said. "Let there be no more sources".