Over the last week, President Donald Trump has increased his attacks on the media as his administration deals with its first major scandal. While Trump has lashed out at the media during various press conferences and on social media, the issue has become so heated that it resulted in a clash on Fox News.

Fox News on Trump

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump made the mainstream media one of his top targets. Often referring to reporters and journalists as "terrible," "horrible," and the "most dishonest people" he's ever met, the commander in chief caused a rift between himself and the press.

Since Inauguration Day, Trump has increased his attacks on members of the press, accusing credible and respected outlets like the New York Times and CNN of being "fake news." Trump's media attacks have become so intense that some members of the media who are considered more conservative are now speaking out. As reported by Mediaite on February 19, one host on Fox News is speaking out.

Joining Fox News host Chris Wallace was Reince Priebus, the White House Chief of Staff. As expected, the issue of the aforementioned feud between the media and the administration was front and center. "You don't get to tell us what to do any more than Barack Obama did," Wallace told Priebus. "Barack Obama whined about Fox News all the time, but I gotta say, he never said we were an enemy of the people," Wallace went on to say.

Reince Priebus went on to cite a recent story in the New York Times that claimed members of the Donald Trump campaign had been speaking to Russia during the election, which the Chief of Staff referred to as "complete garbage." After Wallace asked why the story was false, Priebus refused to give anymore information, saying, "I'm not going to tell you."

Clash continues

"Wait a minute, Reince," Wallace fired back, before noting, "You just complained about unnamed sources.

You're using an unnamed source!" Not stopping there, the Fox News host continued to grill the Trump adviser, stating "We don't have a state-run media in this country," before noting, "That's what they have in dictatorships."

Moving forward

After just a month in the White House, Donald Trump has found a way to increase the controversy that has surrounded him since he announced his campaign for president.

With the press and the administration continuing to butt heads, it doesn't appear that both sides will find common ground anytime soon.

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