sexta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2018
Ataques de Trump aos media instigam violência real, diz relator da ONU / Trump launches new broadside against media: 'Fake, fake, disgusting news'
Trump claims Queen Elizabeth kept him waiting
The president’s visit to Britain was broadcast live, including footage of the queen waiting for him for 12 minutes.
By GABRIELA GALINDO 8/3/18, 10:48 AM CET Updated 8/3/18, 12:55 PM CET
U.S. President Donald Trump told supporters that Queen Elizabeth II kept him waiting during his first official visit to the United Kingdom, blaming the media for reporting he’d been the one who was late for their meeting.
Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Trump claimed he had actually arrived 15 minutes early for his meeting with the “incredible” queen, slamming the “fake, fake, disgusting news” media reports that noted he had been the one who was late.
The president’s visit to Britain was broadcast live on television, including footage of the 92-year-old queen waiting for Trump for 12 minutes and looking at her watch.
“I landed and I’m on the ground and I’m waiting with the king’s and the queen’s guards,” Trump told his supporters. “I’m waiting. I was about 15 minutes early and I’m waiting with my wife and that’s fine. Hey, it’s the queen, right? We can wait. But I’m a little early.”
Trump then denied reports that he had overstayed his welcome. He told the crowd he hadn’t known the meeting was supposed to last 15 minutes, and “it lasted like an hour” because “we got along.”
Trump then claimed he had “a better relationship” with European leaders “than any other [American] president has had.”
'Disgusting news': Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media
President was campaigning for Senate candidate but continued his increasingly alarming verbal vendetta
Adam Gabbatt in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Fri 3 Aug 2018 07.31 BST First published on Fri 3 Aug 2018 03.13 BST
Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk.
Nominally appearing in Wilkes-Barre, in Pennsylvania, to support a Republican candidate for the US Senate, Trump instead spent more than 15 minutes listing a series of grievances with the press, inducing angry chanting from the crowd towards the assembled media.
The president angrily attacked the media’s coverage of a range of topics including his 2016 election victory, his meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, his meeting with Vladimir Putin, his meeting with Nato, and finally his meeting with the Queen in July.
Trump’s most intense criticisms came during an anecdote about the latter. Trump said he and the Queen “got along fantastically well” and enjoyed “good chemistry”, but told the thousands-strong crowd that the “fake news” had instead reported that he turned up late.
“They can make anything bad. Because they are the fake, fake, disgusting news,” Trump said.
The insult prompted wild applause, as did his series of other denunciations of the press, which Trump continued despite widely shared videos showing the crowd at a Trump rally in Florida on Tuesday using aggressive language and gestures towards the CNN correspondent Jim Acosta.
During the middle of his speech on Thursday Trump pointed to the press area in the middle of the arena as he recalled the skepticism around his chances of victory in November 2016.
“Even these people back there, these horrible, horrendous people,” Trump said, would agree “there has never been anything like what happened in November”, Trump said.
Earlier in the day UN experts had warned that Trump’s rhetoric could “increase the risk of journalists being targeted with violence”, while his daughter, Ivanka Trump, said that, unlike her father, she does “not consider the media the enemy of the people”.
The level of hostility on Tuesday had been such that Acosta later tweeted that he was “very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt”. On Thursday Acosta had clashed with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, repeatedly asking if she disagreed with Trump’s view of the press as the “enemy of the people”. Huckabee-Sanders declined to answer.
Trump was appearing at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, in a bid to boost Lou Barletta, a congressman running for the Senate. Barletta was one of the first members of Congress to endorse Trump for president and has remained a firm supporter.
Barletta is currently trailing his opponent, the incumbent Democrat Bob Casey, by an average of 16 points in the polls, and had just $1.6m cash on hand at the end of June compared with Casey’s $9.9m.
Bartletta’s campaign said Trump’s appearance had been an immediate success, prompting a swathe of donations, but the lasting memory of Trump’s appearance is likely to be his sustained attacks on the free press.
During his lengthy diatribe Trump referenced his meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un – which was widely criticized as having achieved little – in furthering his characterization of the media and “fake news”. Trump claimed he had returned to DC from the Singapore summit and told his wife, Melania, that he was excited to see the media coverage.
“I just stopped missiles from being launched every two seconds,” Trump quoted himself as saying to his wife.
“‘And baby, I got the hostages back’,” Trump said. “‘And you know what, honey, they’re not testing any more nuclear.’”
“Oh the media is gonna finally treat me so good,” Trump recalled himself saying. “I’m looking forward to waking up tomorrow and reading those dying papers.”
Instead, Trump said, he faced “only negativity” from the “fake news”.
Turning to his widely criticized meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Trump again said the coverage had been unfair. “They wanted me to go up and have a boxing match,” he said of the media’s reporting of his cowed performance alongside Putin, as the crowd roared.
The crowd was particularly hostile to CNN – of whom Trump has been most critical – but as the president continued his lengthy aside the angry boos, shouts and downturned thumbs were directed to almost all of the journalists packed inside the small media zone.
“Whatever happened to fair press?” the president lamented towards the end of his speech. “Whatever happened to honest reporting?”One thing both the crowd and the media could likely agree on is that, given his performance on Thursday, Trump’s war with the media is far from over.
Ataques de Trump aos media instigam violência real, diz relator da ONU
(…) “Os ataques dele são estratégicos, feitos para fragilizar a confiança na imprensa e para questionar factos comprovados”, afirmaram os dois especialistas a propósito da linguagem inflamatória do Presidente norte-americano. "Esses ataques vão contra as obrigações que o país tem de respeitar a liberdade de imprensa e violam o direito internacional. Estamos especialmente preocupados que estes ataques aumentem o risco de os jornalistas serem alvo de violência", vincaram.
David Kaye, da ONU, critica os excessos de linguagem do Presidente dos EUA, que acusa a imprensa de ser "inimiga do povo". Casa Branca opta pelo silêncio mas Ivanka Trump demarca-se do pai.
LILIANA BORGES 3 de Agosto de 2018, 12:28
ONU considera que o discurso de Trump é perigoso para os jornalistas e democracia
Os ataques verbais do presidente dos EUA contra a imprensa correm o risco de desencadear uma violência real contra jornalistas. O aviso é do relator especial da Organização das Nações Unidas para o direito à liberdade de opinião e de expressão, David Kaye. Numa declaração conjunta feita esta quinta-feira com Edison Lanza — que ocupa o mesmo cargo na Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos — Kaye afirmou que as declarações de Donald Trump violam normas básicas da liberdade de imprensa.
Entre outras acusações, Trump diz que os jornalistas são “inimigos do povo norte-americano”, “muito desonestos” e que “distorcem a democracia”.
“Os ataques dele são estratégicos, feitos para fragilizar a confiança na imprensa e para questionar factos comprovados”, afirmaram os dois especialistas a propósito da linguagem inflamatória do Presidente norte-americano. "Esses ataques vão contra as obrigações que o país tem de respeitar a liberdade de imprensa e violam o direito internacional. Estamos especialmente preocupados que estes ataques aumentem o risco de os jornalistas serem alvo de violência", vincaram.
“Sempre que um Presidente chama à imprensa os ‘inimigos do povo’, ou deixa de permitir perguntas dos jornalistas, isso sugere motivações nefastas”, sustentam David Kaye e Edison Lanza. Até agora, em nenhum caso Trump forneceu provas de qualquer motivação indesejável que pudesse estar na base do que é publicado pelos media.
“Dois anos é demasiado tempo e pedimos ao Presidente Trump, à Administração e aos apoiantes que ponham fim a estes ataques”, lê-se no comunicado de David Kaye e Edison Lanza.
A porta-voz da Casa Branca para a imprensa, Sarah Sanders, optou pelo silêncio e por algumas declarações previamente preparadas, dizendo aos jornalistas presentes na conferência de imprensa que o Presidente tem “razões para estar forçado” com a cobertura negativa que ele diz que a imprensa faz da Administração Trump. Sem responder ao que lhe era perguntado, Sanders limitou-se a ler algumas declarações previamente preparadas, dizendo ainda que ela própria foi também alvo de ataque “num número de ocasiões”. "O Presidente foi muito claro nas declarações", resumiu.