No President attacked press more than Obama: Morgan defends Trump

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): British journalist Piers Morgan, who has never shied away from showing support for U.S. President Donald Trump, has once again batted for the latter. Morgan on Friday tweeted in agreement with the White House barring a few media organisations from attending a meeting, held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer. "No President in US history attacked freedom of the press more than Obama.... Worth remembering that as this Trump/media hysteria rages," he posted on Twitter. Instituting scathing attacks on former US president Barack Obama one after the other, Morgan replied to a few, who commented on the previous tweet, and held Obama responsible for Trump's nerve to target the media. Morgan's defence of Trump came hours after the White House blocked several news organisations - CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed - from an off-camera press briefing. The administration, however, defended its move, citing they had 'the pool there, so, everyone would be respresented and get an update'. Earlier, Trump had mocked the news media at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He said that much of the press represents "the enemy of the people." (ANI)