DHS Chief To Trump: ‘Use This Saber On The Press’

President Trump gave the commencement speech today at the Coast Guard Academy. He was also given a ceremonial saber.

As he sat down though, DHS Chief John Kelly whispered something to him that was caught on a hot mic. He said, “Use that on the press, sir.”

Trump laughed and said, “Yea, that’s right.”

CNN, for one, was not happy about the lighthearted joke. They wrote:

Memo to all politicians: You should assume:

a) everything you say in public is being taped

b) everything you say in private is being taped (See: Trump, Donald) and c) the microphones are always on. Always. (See: Biden, Joe.) (See: Obama, Barack) (See: Bush, George W.)

In short: Never say anything publicly that you don’t want the public — all of them — to hear.

The Washington Post was especially incensed:

Trump has long had a contentious relationship with the press, and once referred to the media as the “enemy of the American people.”

That acrimony was further heightened this week after twin bombshell stories from The Washington Post and the New York Times sent his administration into turmoil. Mentioned in the Times’s story on Tuesday was Trump’s suggestion to former FBI director James B. Comey that journalists who published classified information should be imprisoned.

Such comments “cross a dangerous line,” Bruce Brown, the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said in a statement. “But no president gets to jail journalists. Reporters are protected by judges and juries, by a congress that relies on them to stay informed, and by a Justice Department that for decades has honored the role of a free press by spurning prosecutions of journalists for publishing leaks of classified information.”

And of course the snowball effect continues with uptight left-wingers who can’t take a joke:

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  • J Ray

    A well deserved joke at the press that continues to attack him. Being that you have all sold your Soles to George Soros and lie and are deseptive on every story. So you will never be trusted.

  • Nastazi

    You guys can dish it out, but you sure can’t take it…..Snowflakes

  • Wakita Sioux

    SUCK It, Libs!

  • Pat Blann

    Personally, I think that they were restrained by saying it “off mike” as opposed to during the ceremony. The Press in general has not done their duty for some time now. Like 10 years. Everyone knows it, and no one trusts the press at all. So, I found this funny. We could only hope that he might be able to use it, flat side of course, to whack their lying fannies.

  • Terry

    It’s too bad that it was a joke! MSM is very, very FAKE NEWS that really needs to be cut down! They lye so much that nobody believes anything they say, not even liberals!

  • Darkskor

    After using it on the press, he should take it to blm, antifa and you snowflakes…all lowercase were intentional…

  • KC Vendetta

    The liberal media is grasping at straws to make this sound ANYTHING close to Obama telling the Russian’s things will get better once he’s reelected!

    Media…STFU.

  • Duke615

    Memo to Sofer and Fields: Grow up!