CNN's Chris Cuomo: Media "Can Not Yield" To Trump Administration, Will Demand Our "Opposition"

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On Wednesday's edition of 'New Day' on CNN, host Chris Cuomo vowed to constantly oppose President Trump. "The media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking, and opposition. Because otherwise, you don't know which way it's going to go from day to day," he said. "That's just a fact."

Transcript, via CNN:

DAVID CHALIAN, CNN: Well, I think what it means, Alisyn, is that - and I don't think this will surprise anyone, that Donald Trump was not steeped in these policy discussions or debates. Obviously he's somebody who has always paid attention to the news. We know he likes to watch the shows. We know that he wakes up in the morning and reads the newspapers right away. It's not that he wasn't informed and he's clearly a very smart guy. But he didn't steep himself, he did not immerse himself in these policy debates of the last, let's say, this post-9/11 era on the issue of torture. And now he is surrounded by a wide universe of people who are talking to him about these issues in a way that frankly he clearly stated during the campaign he wasn't all that interested in. [08:35:09] He did not want to do a white paper campaign and put out

policy proposal after policy proposal. He was on an emotional ride with the American electorate during this campaign. And now he is starting to, it seems, if you read that "New York Times" interview, seems to start wrapping his brain around these issues.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN: I like that you described his campaign as a happening. I see it all proof of a very simple notion, the media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact checking and opposition because otherwise you don't know which way it's going to go from day to day. That's just the fact.

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