(PatriotWise.com)- Former President Donald Trump is very much back on the political scene, performing regular media interviews and assisting the Republican Party in its efforts to retake the House and Senate in the upcoming 2022 midterms.
And as part of that campaign, the former president is laying down bare truths about the American media landscape, telling Lisa Boothe’s podcast on Monday that America no longer has a “free press.”
“This is not a free press,” Trump told Boothe while discussing the lack of coverage of Joe Biden’s border crisis. “This is a press that we have to be very, very smart to get around, but they don’t cover bad things if it happens to be bad for Democrats.”
His comments come as the Biden administration continues to struggle to stop the massive flow of illegal aliens coming over the southern border.
“It’s pretty amazing, you take a look at some of the coverage and some of the travesty that’s taking place at the border, and the coverage is not commensurate,” the former president said.
Fox News reported on Sunday how the president is giving the media “zero access” to border operations, too. Not that the mainstream press would cover it anyway. The outlet described how John Moore, an award-winning photojournalist, criticized the Biden administration for failing to allow the media to properly cover what was going on at the border.
There’s no modern precedent for a full physical ban on media access to CBP border operations. To those who might say, cut them some slack – they are dealing with a situation, I’d say that showing the US response to the current immigrant surge is exactly the media’s role.
— John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) March 19, 2021
Moore also took to Twitter to express his anger, describing how he was able to photograph Customs and Border Protection under the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.
“There’s no modern precedent for a full physical ban on media access to CBP border operations,” he added.
Between President Biden and the mainstream press, it’s no wonder that so many Americans aren’t even aware a border crisis exists at all.
“If you look at NBC, ABC, CBS, and of course CNN and MSNBC, and see—if you look at some of those networks—it’s just not covered. It’s covered so little. It’s amazing. And it’s a massive story because it’s going to destroy—it’s going to destroy our country,” President Trump added during the discussion with Boothe.
But while the press and President Biden refuse to acknowledge there’s an issue, the mayor of Gila Bend, Arizona, declared a state of emergency for his border town as migrants continue to put residents in danger.
Mayor Chris Riggs said that Border Patrol let him know that they were “going to be dropping migrants that had been detained for 72 hours in our town.”
“We have no charity organizations that can help, no non-governmental organizations that a lot of the larger cities and towns do have to assist these people,” Riggs added.
Is it any wonder the press doesn’t want you to know about the border crisis when a town with a population of 2,000 is about to be hit so badly by it?