The Boston Globe is calling on newspapers across the country to publish editorials taking a stand against President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Laura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement MORE’s repeated attacks on the media.
The Associated Press reported Friday that the Globe is calling for the editorial boards of other newspapers to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing the Trump administration's "dirty war against the free press."
Marjorie Pritchard, the deputy managing editor of the Globe who oversees the paper’s editorial page, told the AP that dozens of newspapers have already signed on to join the coordinated effort, including larger metropolitan daily newspapers and smaller publications.
The move comes days after the president ramped up his attacks on the news media, to which he has referred multiple times as the “enemy of the people.”
Trump, on Sunday, sought to further discredit the press, saying in an early morning tweet, "They can also cause War.”
"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE," he wrote. "I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!"
The president has feuded with the media since the campaign trail, deriding coverage of himself that he views negatively as “fake news.”