I ett ovanligt uttalande har den oberoende journalistorganisationen Committee to Protect Journalists i dag varnat för Trump som ett hot mot pressfriheten i USA.
Guaranteeing the free flow of information to citizens through a robust, independent press is essential to American democracy. For more than 200 years this founding principle has protected journalists in the United States and inspired those around the world, including brave journalists facing violence, censorship, and government repression.
Donald Trump, through his words and actions as a candidate for president of the United States, has consistently betrayed First Amendment values. On October 6, CPJ’s board of directors passed a resolution declaring Trump an unprecedented threat to the rights of journalists and to CPJ’s ability to advocate for press freedom around the world.
Organisationen brukar normalt fokusera på problem med pressfriheten i länder som Iran, Kina och Pakistan.