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Trump Once Again Calls the Media Crazy and the Enemies of the People

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Trump Once Again Calls the Media Crazy and the Enemies of the People

Trump Once Again Calls the Media Crazy and the Enemies of the People
January 09
20:32 2019

As the stalemate that has caused the shutdown of the government to continue, President Trump took to Twitter to once again tear into the media. Referring to how the mainstream press has been covering his presidency since the shutdown, Trump recently tweeted:

“With all of the success that our Country is having, including the just-released jobs numbers which are off the charts, the Fake News & dishonest Media concerning me and my presidency has never been worse.”

He continued: “Many have become crazed lunatics who have given up on the TRUTH! The Fake News will knowingly lie and demean in order make the tremendous success of the Trump Administration, and me, look as bad as possible. They use non-existent sources & write stories that are total fiction. Our Country is doing so well, yet this is a sad day in America!”

“The Real Opposition Party”

In a subsequent Tweet, the president went on to say, “The Fake News Media in our Country is the real Opposition Party. It is truly the Enemy of the People! We must bring honesty back to journalism and reporting!”

While some say that Trump’s calling the press “the enemies of the people” smacks of authoritarianism, one must admit that the coverage of the president by the mainstream media is less than favorable. The president’s most recent anti-press tirade is far from the first time he has had choice words for the press. Trump has been making similar comments for a long time.

Back in July, during a speech in Kansas City, he encouraged those present to, “Stick with us. Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news…What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

The media is justifiable, one of Trump’s favorite Twitter targets.

In a scathing October tweet he wrote, “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. 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.”

Whether or not the mainstream press is indeed an “enemy of the people,” is open for much debate. But, what is clear, is that President Trump perceives them as the enemy of his administration and him personally. And, as many have learned from former Republican presidential nominees to Hillary Clinton, Trump has a way of targeting and triumphing over his enemies.

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  1. TA1
    TA1 January 10, 20:20

    While “fake news” might be legitimately a thing, Trump is no authority on how to identify it.

    Fox “News” has pretty much become synonymous with fake-news (although others arguably purvey it) and as such the combination of “sources” amount to the pot calling the kettle black.

    Notwithstanding fakeness, it is up to the beholder to apply critical thinking if they possess such skills.

    And never mind that the First Amendment does recognize that the “press” (aka media) does have a position in society. AKA the “Fourth Estate”, though not a phrase used therein. Still representative of that legitimate influence upon an informed and arguably democratic society.

    Trump’s attacks upon same (especially those not his sycophants) simply underscore his general un-fitness to hold the office, and the abominable judgment that US voters allegedly exercised, to put him there.

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    • TR
      TR January 10, 20:51

      Sounds like a biased left winger to me.

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    • toddy
      toddy January 10, 21:41

      One must be deaf, dumb and blind not to see the position mainstream media has taken with regard to the Trump administration; they are the purveyors of unending, biased news reporting and, at last, the American public sees it for what it’s worth…fake news!

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    • Tom
      Tom January 10, 22:03

      For a president to lose the House while presiding over an economy with a 3.9% unemployment rate is appalling. This shows the degree of animosity Mr. Trump has created by his presidency.

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  2. Wendy
    Wendy January 10, 21:10

    So you think there was a better choice? I only saw Clinton and Saunders. Which one do you think could do better? He was elected, end of story.

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    • Tina
      Tina January 11, 06:03

      I proudly voted for President Trump, he is the only President I actually havent had horrible creepy thoughts or downloads from the cosmos that finally we have what we need to put an end to this flat out sick minded pukes that have been involved with harming children, trafficking children,sexually using children, eating children,trading children ect.President Trump is very aware of this and a shit ton of other things that have repeatedly been going on for years.You the MAN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I WILL STAND NEXT TO HIM IN THIS AND GIVE MUCH THANKS TO HIS VERY DIFFICULT ACTION! DISCLOSURE USA

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  3. hrs
    hrs January 10, 21:42

    This site must be a part of CNN . First of all he is President Trump , not just Trump . Lack of respect ! He isn’t just a politician that cows down to all the media trash but is willing to stand up and tell it like it is , not hide under his desk .The media never gives him a bit of credit for all the good he is doing , but will do everything to try and mislead the citizens of the USA with there untruthful reporting about the facts and the truth .Get a life!!!!

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  4. Aldee
    Aldee January 10, 21:43

    No president done more for this country the president Trump for the short time in office We need the wall from people who not belong here We do have to stop the drugs coming her Lay off the president let him do the we elect him for

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  5. mike young
    mike young January 10, 22:45

    election night 2016. C.N.N.Lawrence O’Donnell said people all over the country were crying because Hillary lost the election. well people, they were just crying tears of joy that Trump won. that’s the real story.

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  6. DG
    DG January 11, 02:27

    In this case, Trump triumphing over his perceived “enemy” would mean an end to the free press in this country, putting us that much closer to a dictatorship. I have seen plenty of stories from many media sources that report positive economic news, and truthfully report both the good and the bad of Trump’s administration. The fact that he doesn’t like hearing not-so-good news doesn’t mean it’s not true. Trump is the biggest purveyor of fake news.

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    • Tina
      Tina January 11, 06:14

      Dude what planet are you from? What the hell do you think has been going on? We have been completely lied to from A to Z, I’m very in tune to the Cosnos and starting at the age of 8 and I’m 51 now without a doubt I have been told that our previous governmenr,religion, cabal,elite, Hollywood,the queen, the royal,the pope and many others have been involved in inhumane doings. This man will bring America Back because dude it’s more then screwed up, oh plus I personally worked for a person who is involved in the sick shit. I’m sickened by how bad it really is,I knew it was bad but I didnt know it was at this level

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    • WillyZ
      WillyZ January 11, 11:55

      I couldn’t agree more with you.

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  7. davidlaing
    davidlaing January 11, 15:05

    The press is generally anti-Trump. As such, they’re prone to publish fake news as long as it’s unfavorable to Trump. Trump has a right to call the press out for such abuses. It’s up to us to act on his accusations, and tell the press to clean up its act whenever it gets out of hand, as it obviously has.

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