Kellyanne Conway: 'I don't believe journalists are the enemy of the people'

Trump escalates attack on the media, warns journalists 'can cause war'

Trump doubles down on 'Enemy of the People' press attacks by ranting that reporters are 'dangerous and sick'

Speaking on CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said she doesn't believe that the free press is the "enemy of the people".

"I said some journalists are enemy of the news you can use", she asserted.

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan suggested that the president's assertion that the press is the "enemy of the people" and that journalists have caused "wars" may put journalists at risk.

Her comments come after the president took to Twitter hours earlier to denounce fake news, calling it the enemy of the people and blaming the media for causing war.

Ms. Conway said the president's statement shouldn't be taken as a broad brush.

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", he tweeted. "They are very risky & sick!"

"No, I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people", said Ivanka Trump, when asked at an Axios event at the Newseum in Washington.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say the media is not "the enemy of the people" on Thursday after CNN's Jim Acosta repeatedly pleaded with her to do so during a press briefing.

"I don't know what else to say to someone accusing me and my colleagues of causing war".

Trump continued his attacks against the "fake news" media despite critics in the media demanding that he change his rhetoric.

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