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Obama vs. Trump on the press

In the past 24 hours, President Obama and President-elect Trump have vocalized two nearly opposite sentiments about the press.

On treatment by the press:

QuoteThe press has been extremely dishonest when it comes to me. — Trump in Axios interview Tuesday

You keep us honest and make sure we're accountable to the people who sent us here. — Obama at press conference Wednesday

On working with the press:

QuoteI hope to be able to get along with the press. — Trump
QuoteI have enjoyed working with all of you. It doesn't mean I've enjoyed every story you have filed, but that's not the point of this relationship. —Obama

On using the press:

QuoteI'm treated so dishonestly by the press that this [social media] is a way of my getting a word out that's accurate. — Trump

[Democracy] doesn't work if we don't have well-informed citizenry and you are the conduit for how they receive information in the halls of power. America needs you and the democracy needs you. — Obama

On fairness by the press:

QuoteI've never realized how dishonest the press was. I have been amazed. — Trump
QuoteI can appreciate your fairness even if didn't always agree with your conclusions. — Obama