Asked if revoking credentials is a line she would be willing to cross, Sanders refused to specifically rule it out but indicated the administration was not moving in that direction.
The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
“We are here, we are taking questions, we are doing everything we can to provide regular and constant information to the American people,” she told reporters. “We are going to continue to try to work with you.”
But Sanders also chastised news organizations for what she said were false reports, saying, "The press has the responsibility to put out accurate information."
She cited a New York Times report that said new Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoSunday shows preview: US reaffirms support for Ukraine amid threat of Russian invasion Pence to deliver keynote at fundraising banquet for South Carolina-based pregnancy center Russia suggests military deployments to Cuba, Venezuela an option MORE was “AWOL” during Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, when he was in fact traveling to North Korea to negotiate the release of three American detainees.
Sanders also pointed to a Washington Post report that mentioned a rumor that first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden clarifies his remarks on Russia Raskin: Grisham told Jan. 6 panel about 'names that I had not heard before' Grisham says former Trump officials meeting next week 'to try and stop him' MORE does not live in the White House, something her staff has strenuously denied.
The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) blasted Trump’s comments in a statement earlier Wednesday.
"Some may excuse the president's inflammatory rhetoric about the media, but just because the president does not like news coverage does not make it fake," said WHCA President Margaret Talev, who reports on the White House for Bloomberg.
"A free press must be able to report on the good, the bad, the momentous and the mundane, without fear or favor," she continued. "And a president preventing a free and independent press from covering the workings of our republic would be an unconscionable assault on the First Amendment."