At The Hill by Lisa Ragen,
Donald Trump on Tuesday evening lashed out at the media as an “extension” of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, as he avoided comments about the intense party infighting with GOP leadership that consumed the day.
At a rally in Panama City, Fla., the GOP presidential nominee didn’t acknowledge his public feud with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and instead largely trained his fire on the “media establishment.”
He delivered a fiery rebuke against specific news outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
“The media is an extension of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, it’s just one more way that the system is rigged,” Trump said Tuesday night.
“Reporters who work for these outlets like Washington Post or the New York Times may think of themselves as journalists, but they’re actually just cogs in a corporate, political machine.”