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Trump-media brawl - old story, new twists

Both US mainstream media and govt see their relationship as part of a struggle for survival

Mr Trump could take comfort from the fact that despite the adversarial media confronting Mr Nixon and later Mr Reagan, both Republican presidents were elected and then re-elected by huge margins.


"THE press is your enemy," the American president told the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Enemies. Understand that? Because they're trying to stick the knife right in our groin."

His vice-president joined in the attacks on American journalists, describing...

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