Boston Globe calls on US newspapers to target Trump in coordinated editorials
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The Boston Globe is calling on newspapers across the country to publish editorials taking a stand against President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict 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.”