BREAKING NEWS: President Donald Trump tweets and the press is butthurt.
Actually, there’s more to it than that, but you can tell it stings whenever Trump or any of his supporters use the term “fake news,” as Trump did Saturday afternoon:
In the first hours after hearing that North Korea’s leader wanted to meet with me to talk denuclearization and that missile launches will end, the press was startled & amazed.They couldn’t believe it. But by the following morning the news became FAKE.They said so what, who cares!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
CNN’s Brian Stelter, of course, took the bait.
"The news became FAKE" — this is revealing re: how he views coverage https://t.co/PH6qW08sZV
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 10, 2018
Awwwwww @brianstelter it must hurt…. Getting worked by @realDonaldTrump like that…. If @BarackObama had gotten a meeting with #kimjongun he would have been treated like #God. But he didnt… so @brianstelter gotta hate… bahahahahaha got'em https://t.co/9hJFDqeMFk
— Jason W. Ashley (@JasonWASHLEY1) March 10, 2018
So did Chuck Todd, host of MSNBCs “MTP Daily.”
Huh? He’s trying to level a critique that has no basis in fact, even using the loose set of parameters he sometimes uses to call something a “fact” or “fake” doesn’t apply on this. Now if he replaced “press” with “some West Wing staff,” there’d be some truth in this. https://t.co/2TVaxt6zUf
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 10, 2018
Does Chuck Todd watch his own network? Wasn’t it MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough who the following morning reported that the announcement about North Korean nuclear talks was a painfully obvious ploy to distract from the Stormy Daniels scandal? A clever trick? A ruse?
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) March 9, 2018
So what Trump was saying in his tweet was that, by the following morning, the news had become “fake” and the press said, “Who cares?” Hmm…
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) March 10, 2018
Chuck taking the bait and sounding silly. https://t.co/0oPUDAzJoo
— Trouble If It's Fair… (@GoingYard5176) March 10, 2018
Fake news member gettin' salty! https://t.co/do321zhEtF
— Nick Stratton (@nickstratton) March 10, 2018
Chuck splitting hairs again. Hating on our president. https://t.co/41f4x5U5Ay
— Kathy (@HotMessJunkie) March 10, 2018
Shocker, right? GTFO Chuck. https://t.co/pCzWowgTWa
— Michael Kell (@jmichaelkell) March 10, 2018
Head down the hallway and have a talk with Scarborough if you think he should take serious news a little more seriously.
FAKE NEWS: CBS News says it's easier to buy an 'assault rifle' than cold medicine https://t.co/0017mXpms8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 19, 2018