Outgoing GOP Sen. Jeff Flake said Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week” that President Donald Trump is using tactics toward the media that were made popular by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
He said he plans to expound further on that thesis during a speech delivered to the Senate in the coming week.
.@jeffflake to @gstephanopoulos on Pres. Trump's attacks on the media: "When you reflexively refer to the press as the enemy of the people, or fake news, that has real damage," and it has real consequences." #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/O8H1B0Dgzg
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 14, 2018
Michelle Malkin believes this comparison from Flake is his audition for a role in the same media that Trump has decried.
Shameless SnowFlake auditioning for a job in fake media==> https://t.co/aM7L6bO29V
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 14, 2018
Flake’s speech is scheduled to be on the same day that Trump is going to deliver the fake news media awards.
What are the odds that Flake becomes a late nominee for one of those awards from the president?