'Trump’s efforts to silence the press is about the most contemptible element of his war against the Constitution and our democracy. Freedom of the press is an integral element of democracy. The press keeps us informed and holds politicians accountable. Like them or not, agree with them or not, they deserve the support and protection to write, think, speak, and report without fear. My blood runs cold whenever I hear Trump say that the free press is the “enemy of the people.” The petty tyrant temporarily in the White House expects adulation. His skin is too thin for the job. Harry S Truman memorably said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Presidents and public officials get criticized. That’s part of their job.'