The GMA co-host knows the freedom of speech and of the press should be defended in front of a President who keeps on undermining these constitutional rights. Donald Trump has been attacking the media for quite some time now, and Robin Roberts is determined to do whatever it takes to protect the First Amendment.
During an interview for another publication, Robin stated: ‘Notice it is the FIRST Amendment. Not the Fifth. It is not down the line. That is how important it is.’
Donald Trump, just like all of the leaders before him, has sworn to protect the Constitution and the legendary anchor wants to make sure people still remember how important the First Amendment is to Democracy.
‘It was important for our Founding Fathers to make it our First Amendment, and I get very passionate about that because a lot has been said about the media. We are not perfect. I feel I speak for ABC, I’m very proud of how we have gone about covering this administration like we have in the other administrations.’
‘If we make a mistake, we own up to it and quickly, but it’s so important for people to realize this is the United States of America. When we are talking about challenging the free press, NO! No, we need to fight, not just those of us in the media, but the public, as well. They have to realize the importance of a free, independent press,’ she went on.
Roberts seems to be passionately addressing the continuous undermining of the free press that Trump is known for, especially when he just does not like the reporting on a personal level, with no regard to the validity of the news.
Calling the reports ‘fake news’ and many other insults including ‘fiction writing/totally biased/made up garbage – just because they are not painting him in a positive light, is destructive, especially coming from a president.
Trump seems to be on a mission to delegitimize the free press, causing the citizens to lose trust in news outlets.
Finally, Roberts made it very clear that it is essential to go out and vote this fall!