The administration says it is not the “enemy of free expression” and will not punish critics who criticize its policies or rhetoric.
President Donald Trump’s administration issued a statement on Tuesday night announcing it will no longer defend the right of people to speak their minds.
The statement, issued via the Department of Justice, reads:”This is a very difficult day for all Americans, but particularly for those who cherish our First Amendment rights to express themselves.”
The statement does not mention the specific charges against Mr. Ehrman, who has faced criticism for his outspoken criticism of the president and his administration.
It does, however, make clear that Mr. Trump’s comments about the media were offensive to those who are critical of the administration.
“We are committed to a free and open society and our First Amendments are central to that,” the statement said.
“But, just as in any other era, the First Amendment is under attack.”
Mr. Ehrerman told The Associated Press he would appeal the decision.
“This statement is a little bit disingenuous because it implies that I am somehow the ‘enemy of speech’ or ‘the enemy of the American people,'” he said.
“I am not the ‘opponent of free thought,’ or the ‘fellow traveler of the First Liberty,'” he added.
“There is no doubt that some people have offended my sensibilities, but I am not someone who is the enemy.”
Mr Ehrmans blog, The Art of the Deal, has been at the center of heated debate with the president over the weekend.
In a series of posts on Sunday, he criticized the administration’s trade agenda and the president’s plans to cut off the flow of American funds into Mexico.
In one post, he called the administration “out of touch” with American voters.
“It’s time for the president to learn from the American electorate that he has no idea how to win the popular vote or what to do about his dismal approval ratings,” he wrote.
In a separate post, Mr.
Ehrman argued that the president is not fit to lead the country, and that the U.S. must be “an honest broker in world affairs” to negotiate with China.
“No president has ever done more to undermine American sovereignty and national security than Donald Trump,” he said, adding that the Trump administration has “created a toxic environment for our country, while simultaneously pushing the borders of one of the world’s most dangerous countries toward America.”
Mr Trump on Sunday called Mr. Esrman a “sick man” and said he would not tolerate his comments.
“If it wasn’t for him, I would be out there protesting right now,” Mr. Tusk said.
Mr Trump has been embroiled in a dispute with the European Union over the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
The U.K. has called for the U,S.
to leave the accord, while other countries have pledged to continue negotiating.