President Donald Trump’s battle with the media over repeated dishonest coverage continued Monday with his criticism of their coverage bashing him once again about the government shutdown and issues in Syria.
Trump called the media “the real Opposition Party” and “the Enemy of the people” via a Twitter post. He continued by tweeting that he considered the media to be “crazed lunatics” and liars.
“With all of the success that our Country is having, including the just-released jobs numbers which are off the charts, the Fake News & totally dishonest Media concerning me and my presidency has never been worse,” Trump tweeted. “Many have become crazed lunatics who have given up on the TRUTH!”
While the media makes it a practice of lying about the President and his supporters on a regular basis, the exact news broadcast or article that triggered his angry social media response is unclear. It was most likely related to their coverage of the partial government shutdown and Trump’s threat to keep the government shut down for as long as he deems for proper negotiations with Democrats for the funding of the wall along the U.S. and Mexico border. Since the Democrats have vowed to block funding for the border wall, Trump met their threat with an ultimatum which neither the media nor the Democrats were expecting.
Fox News’ did request a comment from The White House about what in fact prompted Trump’s negative Tweets about the media, but there has been no response to the query.
“The Fake News will knowingly lie and demean in order [to] make the tremendous success of the Trump Administration, and me, look as bad as possible,” the president said. “They sue non-existent sources & write stories that are total fiction. Our Country is doing so well, yet this is a sad day in America! 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!”
Later, Trump attacked the media once again, but this time he directly complained about an article in The New York Times about his decision to have the U.S. troops removed from Syria. “The Failing New York Times has knowingly written a very inaccurate story on my intentions on Syria. No different from my original statements, we will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and doing all else that is prudent and necessary!”
The President’s attacks on the media and their lies are nothing new, as Trump has repeatedly accused the members of the media and news organizations of delivering lies and “fake news” since his presidential campaign in 2016.
~ Conservative Zone