Key Words: ‘You need to stop calling reporters the enemy,’ Scaramucci tells Trump

“The press, Mr. President, is not the enemy of the people.”

That’s former White House communications director and hedge-fund founder Anthony Scaramucci, in an op-ed published Sunday by The Hill.

In a plea directed at President Donald Trump, who often calls the press the “enemy of the people,” Scaramucci said the media, even with its imperfections, “is the guardian of individual liberty.”

“The press may be flawed, it may offer bias, it may be self-righteous and sanctimonious and highly critical, but it is serving the exact purpose that the country’s Founders wanted,” he said.

Arguing that Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous to democracy and scares off moderate voters, Scaramucci said Trump “needs to stop doing this.

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