“When the President attacks freedom of the press, he is by definition attacking the Constitution – you know that document that forms the basis for the United States and he swore to uphold. Committing this act on foreign soil only adds to the disgrace.” ~ Dan Rather Too many so-called patriots are perfectly okay with Trump’s treatment of the press. They don’t understand the role that the press plays in our democracy. They don’t understand that the free press is a safeguard put in place by the Constitution to hold those in power accountable. It is not meant to be the president’s PR department.