Bret Baier believes Trump’s attacks on the press are at times “over the top” and not a good thing for the country:
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – Fox News anchor Bret Baier said President Trump’s criticisms of the press are often “way over the top” and that the relationship between the media and the current White House is hurting the country.
“The Trump administration not only complains about it behind the scenes, but the president obviously takes that case to the American people — and sometimes in a very pointed and, in my opinion, over-the-top way, which for us as journalists is very uncomfortable,” Baier said in a new interview with Atlantic magazine’s McKay Coppins.
“It may work to fire up the base because we’re a target, we have lower approval ratings than Congress,” Baier said in the interview about Trump’s attacks. “But for doing our jobs, it’s not a good thing. And probably for the country, it’s not a good thing.”
He said, however, that there are some news organizations “clearly advocating [against Trump] and not covering [him].”
Bret Baier is a solid reporter/anchor who shoots pretty straight about things without injecting his opinion. So it’s interesting that he is weighing in like this with the Atlantic.
But he’s not necessarily wrong and yesterday is the perfect example.
I do think the media deserves pushback when they are wrong, but Trump takes this to a whole new level.