WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday started his week by taking a swing at the liberal mainstream media, which he referred to as “the true enemy of the people”.
Responding to allegations by various left-wing news outlets that his outspoken criticism of the left may have fueled the actions of a suspect arrested for sending various bombing devices to high profile Democrats, the president blasted unspecified members of the press as “fake news”.
“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” the president tweeted. “The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame.”
Cesar Sayoc, was arrested last week and charged with sending a total of thirteen mail bombs to news outlet CNN, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros and others who have been highly critical of Trump and of his administration.
If convicted, he faces up to 48 years in prison.
LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — James Woods, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken conservatives, says his agent dropped him as a client on the Fourth of July, citing patriotism.
Woods on Thursday shared on Twitter an email from his agent, Ken Kaplan. In the excerpted email, dated Wednesday, Kaplan said he was “feeling patriotic” and no longer wanted to represent Woods.
“It’s the 4th of July and I’m feeling patriotic,” wrote Kaplan in the posted email. “I don’t want to represent you anymore. I mean I could go on a rant but you know what I’d say.”
Woods is passionate supporter of President Donald Trump on social media. On Wednesday, his tweets included the allegation that immigration protesters were only Democrats seeking “illegal votes” and a reference to former President Barack Obama as a “stain” on America.
Kaplan, who represents a number of high-profile Hollywood actors at the Gersh Agency, didn’t immediately respond to emails Thursday.
Woods, who called his agent a “political liberal,” said he replied to Kaplan that “if you’re feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one’s right to think as an individual.”
The most recent credit for the 71-year-old Woods is a voiceover for the animated series “Justice League Action.” In September, actress Amber Tamblyn wrote an open letter to Woods accusing him of hitting on her when she was 16. Woods called Tamblyn’s story “a lie.”