Sam Donaldson Praises CNN’s Jim Acosta, Criticizes Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Attacks on Press

”Back then, press secretaries … didn’t lie to you, as Mr. Trump’s press secretaries have done regularly,“ veteran newsman writes

Veteran Washington correspondent Sam Donaldson, who retired from ABC News in 2013, spoke out in defense of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta and criticized President Trump’s “wholesale attack on the mainstream press” as both “wrong” and “dangerous.”

He also criticized the White House press secretaries under Trump, without naming either Sean Spicer or Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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Thom Geier

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