When you tuned into today’s press conference with President Trump meeting one-on-one with the media, you would have expected sparks to fly.
What I’m sure most of the world didn’t expect was the epic and masterful browbeating of a century!
Donald Trump took on fake news and all that it stood for, and successfully and unequivocally shut it down.
From CNN Money:
President Donald Trump repeatedly complained about unfair media coverage while defending his administration’s performance on Thursday.
“Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington, D.C., along with New York, Los Angeles in particular, speaks not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system,” Trump said, echoing many of the complaints he made as a presidential candidate.
“The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. Tremendous disservice. We have to talk to find out what’s going on, because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control…” he said. “I turn on the news and I see stories of chaos. And yet it is the exact opposite. The administration is running like a fine-tuned machine.”
Here is a small clip of Trump going after fake news:
He especially turned his attention to the New York Times, as they finally had to admit that all of their allegations against Trump’s so-called alliance with Russia was wrong and off-base.
While taking questions, however, Trump called recent stories about his campaign advisers’ communications with Russia “fake news” and repeatedly said the New York Times was “failing.”
“Russia is fake news,” the president said.
He went on to say “I’ve never seen more dishonest media than, frankly, the political media.”
“I never get phone calls from the media,” Trump added. “How do they write a story like that in the Wall Street Journal without calling me? How do they write a story in The New York Times…”
You can watch the entire press conference video here:
I guess it should finally be time for the media to wake up and realize that there will be no more love fest press conferences, like they had with former President Obama. And maybe it’s finally time to fact check their news before reporting it.
Source: CNN Money