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Biden Accuses Trump of Demonizing Journalists

Joe Biden on Sunday lashed out at President Donald Trump for what he called his demonization of the media in a statement released to mark World Press Freedom Day, reported.

“While many presidents have been unhappy with their media coverage, only Donald Trump has attacked the independence of journalists and launched an all-out assault on the media,” Biden said in the statement, adding that the president’s “repeated efforts to demonize the media put us on such a dangerous path.”

The former vice president said that Trump “bullies and berates individual members of the press, rather than take responsibility for his failures of leadership.

"His efforts to undermine public confidence in the integrity of fact-based reporting violate our core American values and threaten our very system of government.”

Biden, who vowed to repair the presidential relationship with the media, emphasized that it was “particularly offensive” that the White House under Trump’s directive is allegedly spreading misinformation and bullying journalists during the coronavirus crisis.

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