McCain: Trump’s Attacks On Press Are ‘How Dictators Get Started’ (Video)

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., smiles as he waves to supporters at his victory party prior to announcing his victory over Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sunday  on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that was “how dictators get started,” Breitbart reports.

McCain said, “I hate the press. I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It’s vital. If you want to preserve – I’m very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started.”

He added, “They get started by suppressing free press. In other words, a consolidation of power when you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I’m not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I’m just saying we need to learn the lessons of history.”

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