CHRIS WALLACE TELLS FOX VIEWERS THAT TRUMP’S PERSPECTIVE ON NEWS MEDIA IS “VERY DANGEROUS”

President Donald Trump crossed the line with his comments referring the media as “the enemy of the American people,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Sunday.

On “Fox & Friends,” Wallace pointed out that many presidents had contentious relationships with the media, but they still recognized that an independent press was essential to America’s democracy.

Wallace noted that even former President Barack Obama was a media critic: “Lord knows, Barack Obama criticized Fox News. If Donald Trump wants to criticize the New York Times, that’s fine. But it’s different from saying that we are an enemy of the American people. That’s a different thing.”

On Sunday, Wallace warned Trump supporters against automatically taking his point of view.

“And I know there are a lot of [Fox News] listeners out there who are going to reflexively take Donald Trump’s side on this,” he said. “It’s a different thing when it’s a president — because if it’s a president you like trying to talk about the press being the enemy of the people, then it’s going to be a president you don’t like saying the same thing. And that’s very dangerous.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) agreed with that sentiment in an interview with NBC News that aired Sunday on “Meet the Press.”

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