Fiery Steve Hilton: 'Pompous' Jeff Flake Is 'Everything People Hate About Politics'
Steve Hilton, anchor of "The Next Revolution," went after Sen. Jeff Flake for Wednesday's Senate floor speech in which he likened President Trump's attacks on the mainstream media to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
Flake (R-Ariz.) took specific issue with Trump once calling the media "the enemy of the American people."
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"He borrowed that phrase, it was popularized by Joseph Stalin, used by Mao as well," said Flake.
"When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press."
Hilton said Flake's rhetoric is "over the top," dismissing the idea that Trump's objection to media coverage is akin to "despotism."
"[Flake] is just pandering to the establishment. ... He is just so pompous. He is everything people hate about politics and why people voted for Trump."
Hilton said Trump is not trying to shut down the press, as a dictator might do, but "fight back" against what he sees as biased coverage.
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