WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump on Wednesday came out swinging against the mainstream media, which he claimed had “never” been so dishonest.
In a barrage of Tweets cheering on Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann for filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against The Washington Post, the president slammed the publication and called his other nemesis, The New York Times, “a true enemy of the people.”
“The Washington Post ignored basic journalistic standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump.” Covington student suing WAPO. Go get them Nick. Fake News!” the president wrote in the first tweet, quoting a political pundit’s analysis of the case.
“The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” Trump added in response to a Times report that Trump had orchestrated an effort to place a top ally in charge of an investigation into his former attorney, Michael Cohen.
“The Press has never been more dishonest than it is today,” the president continued. “Stories are written that have absolutely no basis in fact. The writers don’t even call asking for verification. They are totally out of control. Sadly, I kept many of them in business. In six years, they all go BUST!”
The president’s tweets are just the latest in his ongoing attacks upon the mainstream media, which he often refers to as “fake news.”
Last month, he accused various media organizations of becoming “crazed lunatics who have given up on the TRUTH.”
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday started his week by taking a swing at the liberal mainstream media, which he referred to as “the true enemy of the people”.
Responding to allegations by various left-wing news outlets that his outspoken criticism of the left may have fueled the actions of a suspect arrested for sending various bombing devices to high profile Democrats, the president blasted unspecified members of the press as “fake news”.
“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” the president tweeted. “The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame.”
Cesar Sayoc, was arrested last week and charged with sending a total of thirteen mail bombs to news outlet CNN, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros and others who have been highly critical of Trump and of his administration.
If convicted, he faces up to 48 years in prison.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A jacket worn by first lady Melania Trump on Thursday to a Texas facility housing migrant children in Texas led to a frenzy on Twitter from those calling her choice of clothing inappropriate.
The army green jacket manufactured by Spain based retailer Zara, declares on its back the question: “I really don’t care do you?”
The first lady was initially spotted wearing the jacket as she boarded a flight to the border at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Seemingly oblivious to the controversy, she donned the same jacket as she departed the aircraft after returning to the D.C. area Thursday evening.
When reached for comment, spokeswoman Mrs.Trump’s spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, laughed off the controversy and compared it to an incident last year when the first lady was criticized for wearing stilettos to volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
“It’s a jacket,” Grisham told Fox News. “There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe. (Much like her high heels last year).”
President Donald Trump on Thursday took to Twitter to state that his wife’s choice of jacket was a direct swing at the mainstream media.
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media, the president tweeted. “Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Brian Flood- Fox News) – Anti-Trump members of the mainstream media will do whatever it takes to bash the president, even if it means targeting a highly qualified doctor with misleading rhetoric.
Dr. Ronny Jackson was appointed by President Obama, served in Iraq, is a highly trained Navy admiral and even on faculty at a Harvard-affiliated hospital. But media members apparently blasted his looming nomination to head Veterans Affairs simply because he dared to give President Trump a clean bill of health.
The BBC tweeted that Trump picked his doctor to replace fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, promoting Donald Trump Jr. to defend his father’s choice.
“You mean ADMIRAL Ronny Jackson who BTW was also Obama’s doctor? Just so we are clear and eliminate any of what your conveniently misleading headline suggests,” the president’s oldest son tweeted.
The Hill’s health care columnist compared Jackson’s appointment to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s being replaced with an Uber driver. MSNBC’s Peter Alexander went out of his way to say Jackson had “no real experience heading a sprawling and problem-filled bureaucracy like the VA.”
Many headlines regarding Jackson’s nomination simply referred to him as Trump’s doctor and completely ignored his qualifications. MSN wrote, “VA secretary to resign, Trump to nominate personal physician,” while Reuters wrote, “Shulkin to resign and President Trump will nominate his personal physician.”
CNBC’s breaking news tweet said, “Trump will nominate personal doctor Ronny Jackson to take over.”
“There were lots of names floated in the search to replace David Shulkin,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tweeted. ” I’m not sure anyone predicted it would be the president’s physician.”
Jackson is not Trump’s “personal physician,” despite what liberal media members have stated. He is the White House physician, responsible for overseeing the care of the president – any president – and Obama appointed him to the role in 2013.
CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, attempted to mock Jackson, tweeting a quote uttered in jest by the White House physician.
“Flashback — Dr Ronny Jackson on Trump: “I told the President that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200 years old,” Acosta tweeted as news of Jackson’s new gig was unfolding.
Back in January, it was the media that appeared to be in bad shape after Jackson gave the commander-in-chief a clean bill of health. The disbelieving media scoffed at the official report, mocking the doctor’s findings, offering its own diagnoses and ultimately questioning the credentials of Jackson, a U.S. Navy rear admiral.
Jackson declared that Trump was in “excellent health,” with the exception of being a tad overweight, needing more exercise and taking medication for high cholesterol – things that the president has in common with millions of Americans.
CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, was ridiculed across social media for declaring that Trump has heart disease despite Jackson saying otherwise.
Reporters spent months diagnosing the president as mentally unfit for office and unstable, and there was even speculation Trump had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. So many liberal pundits appeared disappointed when Jackson declared Trump was healthy.
The Federalist even published a story headlined, “10 of the dumbest questions reporters asked during Trump’s health press conference,” that details the embarrassing line of questions that makes it hard for traditional journalists to defend their anti-Trump peers.
Considering the plethora of CNN staffers mocking Jackson’s nomination with misleading comments, it should come as no surprise that the network is citing anonymous White House officials to claim Jackson’s performance during the January press conference helped him land the nomination.
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera probably summed it up best, tweeting, “This is so typical, the media’s unsavory passion to denigrate.”